Mohawks celebrate Senior Night with win

Thursday, February 16, 2012
PHS seniors honored during Senior Night were, from left: Front--Kasey Grissom, Kailyn Conley, Emily Graddy, Taylor Covert and Alex Scheffler. Back--Hallie Vannada, Spencer Coomer, Breanna Wright and Zach Redmon.

The Mohawks celebrated Senior Night in fashion Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Piggott, topping Crowley's Ridge Academy, 62-49.

The Tribe built a six-point advantage in the third quarter, with Lucas Brewer providing the scoring punch during the key frame with eight points inside, to move ahead 46-40 heading into the fourth. The Mohawks were able to add to their lead late, sinking six free throws down the stretch to preserve the win.

It was nip-and-tuck throughout, but Piggott was able to find points each time it looked like the visitors were about to make a run. Brewer carried the bulk of the load on offense, battling inside for points and rebounds to finish with a double-double, 24 points and 14 rebounds. Brewer scored seven points in the first quarter, as the Mohawks trailed CRA, 14-11.

CRA led by as many as seven in the second quarter. Logan Murray stepped up for Piggott in the frame, scoring eight points on two drives to the basket, a three-pointer and a free throw to move the Mohawks ahead at intermission, 30-28.

Brewer's 24 was a game-high for the Mohawks. Beau Wicker and Logan Murray also scored in double figures, netting 10 points each. Other Piggott scorers were Austin Murray 5, Zach Redmon 4, Will Jett 3, Spencer Coomer 2, Jacob Richardson 2 and Trevor Grubb 2.

Jake Bigger scored 14 for CRA.

The evening began with a special ceremony honoring senior members of the boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders. Mohawks Zach Redmon and Spencer Coomer joined Lady Mohawks Hallie Vannada and Breanna Wright and senior cheerleaders Alex Scheffler, Emily Graddy, Taylor Covert, Kasey Grissom and Kailyn Conley on the court for a special ceremony honoring the achievements and dedication of each senior. Each senior was joined by family, and shared their favorite memories.

The fifth seeded Mohawks were set to face eighth seed Harrisburg at 6 p.m. Tuesday in 3A-3 District Tournament action at Corning. A win would advance the Mohawks to a second round meeting with Hoxie, the fourth seed, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A win there would put the Mohawks in the semifinals against top seed Earle at 7:30 p.m. Friday and earn the Tribe an automatic bid to the regional tournament. The tournament finals are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Corning.

"This is what we've worked for all year long," Mohawk head coach Josh Robins said. "Our guys have been working hard to get here and have a shot at making a push. Two wins and we're in the regional tournament. Our guys have put a lot of miles on their legs and they want to make that run. I'm proud of this group and how hard they've worked."

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