Lady Mohawks go down-to-the-wire with Corning

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Lady Mohawks went down to the wire with their rival the Corning Lady Bobcats Thursday night in Piggott. The cross-county squads battled back-and-forth in what was a defensive effort before the visiting Lady Bobcats emerged with the 27-24 victory.

Piggott managed just four points in the final frame after entering the fourth quarter with a slim 20-18 advantage. The Lady Mohawks netted all of their points at the line in the period, but sank just four of 11 from the stripe down the stretch, allowing Corning to take the lead and hold on for the win.

"It comes down to free throws in close games a lot of the time," PHS head coach Alan Rabjohn said. "Unfortunately, we couldn't take advantage of the opportunities we had there at the end."

Allison Gurley works for rebounding position against Corning

Piggott finished 14 of 27 at the line on the evening. Corning made nine of 16 attempts.

The first quarter ended in a 4-4 tie. Piggott moved ahead in the second period, 16-10, thanks to 10 of 12 shooting at the line, including a six of six outing by Mallory Wright, who went on to finish the evening making nine of 13 attempts on the night.

Mallory Wright finished with a game-high 13 points for Piggott. Also scoring for the Lady Mohawks were Breanna Wright 4, Breanna Chandler 3, Jessica Scheffler 2, Allison Gurley 1 and Sydney Tarno 1.

Whitney Woodard and Kelsey Davis led Corning with eight points each.

Junior Girls

The Junior Lady Mohawks fell behind in the second frame and were unable to battle back, succumbing to Corning, 39-19.

Piggott led 7-6 after the first quarter, but Corning's Natalie Price put up 10 points in the second frame to give the visitors a 20-12 advantage. Piggott fell behind 35-17 heading into the fourth quarter.

Miranda Ermert and Makalia Beck scored four points each to pace the Junior Lady Mohawks. Also scoring for Piggott were Devyn Staples 3, Bailey Pollard 3, Jess Mallard 2 and Shelby Chavez 2.

Price led Corning with 20 points in the victory.

The Lady Mohawks are set to visit Tuckerman beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. The girls will be back home to host Rivercrest beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16.

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