Lady Mohawks drop pair of tough games

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Lady Mohawks were downed in a pair of difficult matchups over the past week.

Monday night, the girls fell to host Harrisburg, 65-42. Piggott struggled early, managing just seven points in the opeing frame, falling behind 15-7 to start things off in the game. Harrisburg took a commanding 36-13 lead at the half and was out in front, 26-27, going into the fourth quarter.

Breanna Wright put forth an outstanding effort for the Lady Mohawks, tallying half the squad's points, finishing with 21 points on the night. Mallory Wright also reached double figures, scoring 10 points. Also scoring for Piggott were Chelsea Covarrubia 4, Hallie Vannada 4 and Allison Gurley 3.

Juniors Win

The Junior Lady Mohawks came away with an exciting overtime win at Harrisburg, topping the hosting Junior Lady Hornets, 28-27, in bonus play.

Piggott fell behind by five points in the extra frame, 27-22, but triumphed on a pair of three-point baskets from Miranda Ermert and Bailey Pollard.

Breanna Chandler hit a three-pointer to knot things up at 22-22 late in regulation and force overtime. Piggott came up with two critical stops over the last minute of regulation to preserve the tie and have the opportunity to earn the win in overtime.

The Junior Lady Mohawks led 6-5 after first and 15-11 at intermission. Harrisburg held an 18-17 advantage going into the fourth.

"That was a big win for us," Piggott head coach Alan Rabjohn said. "We made plays when the game was on the line. That's something we struggled with earlier this year. Those are the things you look at when you try to see if you're improving, and I definitely think we have."

Chandler led the Junior Lady Mohawks with nine points in the win. Also scoring were Ermert 8, Bailey Pollard 5, Jessica Scheffler 4 and Jessica Mallard 2.

The Junior Lady Mohawks have won four straight games and are now 5-4 overall.

Seventh Grade

The Seventh Grade Lady Mohawks cruised to a 33-13 win over Harrisburg. The talented youngsters turned an 8-5 first quarter advantage into a 21-7 lead at intermission. Piggott was out in front, 31-12, going into the fourth.

Devin Staples led the way for the seventh graders with 10 points in the win. Also scoring for Piggott were Shelby Morgan 7, Madison Crittenden 4, Peyton Wilson 4, Allie Moffitt 2, Andrea Massey 2, Colby Lynch 2 and Makalia Beck 2.

"This seventh grade group has been working hard," Rabjohn said. "They're an athletic group and are fun to watch. I anxious to see how they turn out."

Earle Game

The Lady Mohawks were downed at Earle last Thursday, 65-42. Piggott led 12-11 after the first, but fell behind, 33-20, in the second. The hosts were out in front, 51-30, going into the fourth.

Breanna Wright led the Lady Mohawks with a game-high 25 points on the night. Mallory Wright notched 10 points in the loss. Covarrubia and Morgan rounded out the Piggott scoring with four and three points, respectively.

Kayla Pope paced Earle with 20 points.

Juniors Girls Win

The Junior Lady Mohawks held on for a 26-23 win over Earle. Piggott fell behind early, trailing 13-3 going into the second, but were able to chip away at the deficit, going into intermission down five, 15-10. The Junior Lady Mohawks outpaced their hosts 10-1 to start the second half, claiming a 20-16 advantage heading into the fourth.

Scheffler and Pollard finished the night with eight points each to pace the Junior Lady Mohawks. Also scoring for Piggott were Shelby Chavez 4, Chandler 4 and Sydney Tarno 2.

Shakindh Poole paced Earle with 12 points in the loss.

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