Lady Mohawks Close Season with Loss at Harrisburg
The Piggott Lady Mohawks ended their season Monday night at Harrisburg, falling to the Hoxie Lady Mustangs 53-35 in first round play in the 3A-3 district tournament. The Tribe suffered from a slow start to the ballgame, and wasn't able to bounce back from a 17-6 deficit by the end of the first quarter. The squad also dropped their senior night contest to Manila, and the regular season finale' at Rector, as this year's campaign drew to a close.
The Lady Mustangs came out of the locker room strong in Monday night's district tournament game, and shot to an 11 point lead by the end of the first quarter. In the second frame both squads had trouble scoring, as the Tribe outscored the Hoxie girls 8-4 in the period to cut the lead to 21-14 at the break.
In the third period the Hoxie girls bounced back to take the frame 17-11, and despite a strong push by the Mohawks they outscored the Piggott squad 15-10 in the fourth to advance.
Kacey Crossfield was the only Lady Mohawk in double figures with 12 points, while Jessie Scheffler and McKenzie Hopkins had 6 each, Bailey Pollard finished with 4 and Devyn Staples and MaKalia Beck had 2 each. Top scorer for the Lady Mustangs was Brandy Alls with 21.
In the earlier contest Monday night at Harrisburg the Lady Bulldogs of Earle eliminated the Osceola squad.
With the win the Lady Mustangs advance to take on the third-seeded Corning Lady Bobcats Tuesday evening.
Last Tuesday the Lady Mohawks closed out the home portion of their schedule, and observed senior night, as they hosted the Lady Lions of Manila.
With three players scoring in double figures the Lions cruised to a 64-28 victory over their hosts as they nailed down a second place finish in 3A-3 behind league-leading Rivercrest.
Leading the Lady Mohawk offense on the night was Crossfield with 11, the only Piggott player in double figures.
Prior to the contest the four seniors on this year's team were introduced to a packed house, and honored as they prepared to appear in their final home game. The quartet includes Kacey Crossfield, Jessie Scheffler, Sydney Tarno and Bree Chandler.
On the bright side for coaches Alan Rabjohn and Melissa Turner, as the team looks forward to next season, is the game experience gained by their talented younger players. The squad will look to the return of Pollard, Hopkins, Staples and Beck among others as they work to build on the program's success.