Mohawks fall in semifinals
The Mohawks got off to a good start and finished strong in their 3A-3 District Tournament quarterfinal meeting with the Hoxie Mustangs Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Corning, but struggled midway through the contest, falling 69-47.
Piggott took a 14-8 lead in the first quarter thanks in large part to an early effort by seniors Spencer Coomer and Zach Redmon, both of whom contributed four points in the initial stanza.
The iron was unkind to the Mohawks in the second and third frames, however, as several shots appeared to be halfway down for the Tribe before rolling out. Piggott scored seven points in both the second and third periods while Hoxie, the fourth seed to Piggott's fifth, was able to move ahead. Hoxie led 29-21 at the half and was in front by 18, 45-28, through three quarters.
Coomer led the Mohawks with 14 points on the night. Also scoring for the Tribe were Lucas Brewer 7, Beau Wicker 6, Austin Murray 5, Logan Murray 3 and Will Jett 3.
Jacob Defries led Hoxie with a game-high 26 points. Colton Watson and Slade Sullens added 19 and 16, respectively, for the Mustangs.
The loss wrapped up the season for the Mohawks, who finished a respectable fifth in the very difficult 3A-3 conference.
Piggott advanced to the quarterfinals with a 68-48 shellacking of Harrisburg in the opening round Tuesday, Feb. 14.
The Mohawks led after each period: 17-9; 39-23 and 57-36.
Wicker got things going for Piggott early, burying two treys in the opening frame. The second quarter saw the Tribe put 22 points on the scoreboard with Redmon leading eight Mohawk scorers in the frame with six points.
The Mohawks received scoring from all over with every player on the roster putting the ball through the hoop on the night. Austin Murray and Wicker used their versatility to lead the way, netting 15 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the effort. Also scoring for Piggott were Redmon 8, Logan Murray 6, Brewer 6, Jett 5, Coomer 4, Jacob Richardson 2, Trevor Grubb 2, Nick Haywood 2 and Nick McKinney 2.
Harrisburg was led by Brayden Honeycutt's 14 points.