Lady Mohawks Fall at District

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Mallory Wright in action against Rector in her final home game for the Tribe. (photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Piggott Lady Mohawks ended their season Monday night, falling to Harrisburg in the first round of the 3A-3 district tournament at Hoxie. The Tribe, which had split with the Lady Hornets during the regular season, was bit by the turnover bug and had a dismal night at the free-throw line, as they fell by a final of 58-52. The previous Tuesday the Mohawks visited Walnut Ridge and dropped a 66-58 loss to the Lady Bobcats.

Walnut Ridge

Mallory Wright led the Tribe in the loss to Walnut Ridge, as the squad tuned-up for this week's district tournament. Kacey Crossfield and Sydney Tarno were also in double figures with 10 points each. Leading the way for the Lady Bobcats was Allyson McQuay with 15 points.

As a team the Tribe converted on 12 of 26 free throw attempts, while the Walnut Ridge squad made 24 of their 40 attempts from the charity stripe.

Harrisburg Game

"We just turned the ball over too many times," noted coach Alan Rabjohn of the loss to Harrisburg Monday night. "Over two dozen turnovers and shooting just 8 for 24 from the free throw line was just too much to overcome."

The Tribe fell behind early and trailed the Lady Hornets 16-9 by the end of the first quarter. The lead remained at seven points at the halftime break, with Harrisburg up 36-29. But, the Mohawks made a strong run in the third quarter and cut it to a two point game, 47-46 going into the fourth quarter. But, the Hornets held on down the stretch for the six point win.

Leading all scorers was freshman Keely Edwards of the Hornets with 20 points. Meanwhile, the Lady Mohawks got 16 points from Mallory Wright in her final game, despite turning an ankle in the Rector contest, and another 10 points from Sydney Tarno. Wright finished the campaign with 345 points, and averaged just under 13 points a contest on the season.

With the loss the Lady Mohawks end their season at 9-16 overall. Rabjohn, and assistant coach Mandy Dodd, also bid farewell to seniors Wright, Joelle Gordon and Kayla Morgan.

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