Mohawks square off with Lions

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Zach Redmon moves to the hoop in the Mohawks' homecoming meeting with Manila Friday

The Manila Lions got a measure of payback Friday night at Piggott, topping the Mohawks 55-36 during PHS' homecoming. The Tribe upended Manila, the number two team in 3A-3, last month during the Lions' homecoming festivities, but was unable to hold off their tough conference foe.

Piggott struggled in the early going, managing just five points in the opening frame, as Manila jumped out to a 15-5 advantage in the first stanza, thanks in large part to a 6-0 run to close the period. The Mohawks got a bucket each from Logan Murray, Beau Wicker, Austin Murray and Lucas Brewer in the second quarter, but the visitors moved ahead 26-13 heading to intermission. Seniors Zach Redmon and Spencer Coomer gave Piggott its highest scoring frame of the contest in the third, netting 12 between them to cut the Manila advantage to 10, 35-25, heading into the final period. Manila outpaced the Mohawks 20-11 in the fourth, including making all six of their free throws down the stretch, to preserve the victory.

Redmon led the Mohawks with points on the night, eight of which came during the third quarter. Also scoring for Piggott were Coomer 7, Brewer 6, Logan Murray 4, Wicker 4 and Austin Murray 4.

Manila was led by 12 points each from Scott Eubanks and Dylan Bogle.

Junior Boys

The Junior Mohawks were downed in their meeting with Manila, 51-36.

Piggott started the second half within striking distance, 24-19, and remained within two possessions for much of the frame, but the visitors closed the third quarter with a 9-5 run to move ahead 38-29 heading into the fourth. Manila opened the final quarter with 10 unanswered, taking control.

Brett Fuller and Bradley Stephens led Piggott with eight points each on the night. Also scoring for the Junior Mohawks were Logan Dixon 6, Nick McKinney 4, Beau Jett 3, Teddy Arriola 3, Nicholas Harris 2 and Brady McPherson 2.

Earle Loss

The Mohawks were defeated Jan. 31 at Earle, 73-51. The hosting Bulldogs led throughout: 13-8; 37-24 and 55-37.

Earle used defensive pressure to hinder the Mohawk offense on the night, resulting in 27 Piggott turnovers. The hosts turned the ball over 11 times.

Brewer paced Piggott with 11 points on the night. Also scoring for the Tribe were Redman 9, Coomer 7, Logan Murray 6, Wicker 5, Trevor Grubb 4, Austin Murray 4, Will Jett 3 and Nick Haywood 2.

Junior Boys

The Junior Mohawks fell at Earle, 51-32. The hosts led throughout: 14-5; 27-15 and 41-20.

Quentin Mauldin led Piggott with 10 points on the night. Also scoring for the Junior Mohawks were Harris 6, Dixon 5, John Daniel Beck 4, McKinney 2, McPherson 2, Seth Lacey 1, Fuller 1 and Troy Fautheree 1.

Junior District

The Junior Mohawks were defeated in the junior high district tournament at Harrisburg Saturday, falling to rival Corning, 43-28.

Stephens scored four, Harris chipped in two and Fuller added one at the charity stripe in the first quarter, but Corning's Dalton Carpenter responded with six points as the Junior Bobcats took an 11-7 advantage in the opening frame. Corning pulled ahead 22-15 at intermission, despite six more from Stephens in the stanza. Piggott trailed 32-19 heading into the fourth.

Stephens paced the Junior Mohawks with 16 points on the afternoon. Also scoring for Piggott were Dixon 4, Harris 4, Caleb Welborn 2, Fuller 1 and Jett 1.

Carpenter led Corning with 18 points.

The senior boys are set to wrap up the regular season beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday night at Rector. The boys and girls will both be in action on the evening.

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