Mohawk Boys Squad Posts Wins

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Piggott's Peyton Mann drives the lane for the Tribe in action from Friday night's win at Corning. Also pictured for the Mohawks is Quinton Mauldin.(photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Piggott Mohawks continued to enjoy a successful January last week, posting a non-conference win over Maynard at PHS on Tuesday and then beating Corning in conference play Friday on the road. The squad hosted Manila in a key 3A-3 contest Tuesday evening at PHS and dropped a two point decision. They're slated to visit Osceola this Friday as the conference schedule continues.

Maynard

The Tribe hosted the Maynard Tigers at PHS last Tuesday, Jan. 6, and notched a 64-51 non-conference win. On the night it was junior Beau Jett with the big game, as he exploded for 27 points to lead all scorers--propelled by 7 three-point baskets.

The Mohawks got off to a hot start against the Tigers, and jumped out to a 22-10 lead by the end of the first quarter. They continued to dominate on defense in the second, taking the frame 18-9 as they took a 40-19 lead into the locker room at the half. The Tigers tried to put up a bigger struggle in the second half, but the Mohawks extended their lead to 58-35 going into the fourth quarter as they cruised to the win.

Along with Jett's 27 point performance, the Mohawks got 11 from Quinton Mauldin, 8 each from Logan Dixon and Nick McKinnie, 6 from Nicholas Harris and 4 from Brayden Brewer. As a team the Mohawks shot less than 50-percent from the free throw line, as they converted on just 7 of 15 free throw attempts.

For the Tigers, they had three players in double figures, including Dylan Powell with 16, Blake Miller with 14 and Larry Carnes with 10. As a team Maynard was also just a tick under 50 percent from the free throw line, as they converted on 14 of 29 trips to the charity stripe.

Corning

The Mohawks swung back into conference play Friday, Jan. 9, as they visited the Corning Bobcats and brought home a 68-59 win. The Tribe took advantage of a strong second half in posting the victory, and had four players in double figures.

The Tribe came out strong in their game at Corning, and led 21-18 by the end of the first quarter. But, the Bobcats responded with a 17-9 run in the second frame, as they enjoyed a 35-30 lead at intermission.

But, halftime adjustments favored the Mohawks in the third quarter as they took the frame 22-14, and moved to a 52-49 lead entering the fourth quarter. Down the stretch the Tribe continued to hold their hosts at bay, as they took the final frame 16-10 to set the final score.

Leading the way for the Mohawk offense was Harris with a solid 19, while Brewer finished with 15, McKinnie had 12 and sophomore Peyton Mann finished with 10 points, including a team-high two three-point baskets. Rounding out the Piggott scoring were Mauldin with 8 and Dixon with 5 points. As a team the Mohawks converted on 21 of 34 free throws in posting the win.

For the Bobcats, they had three players in double figures as Dalton Carpenter had 13 while Klint Harvey and Dalton Price finished with 10 each. As a team Corning was 8 of 12 from the charity stripe.

With the wins the senior boys extend their season record to 8-6 overall, and their conference campaign to 2-1.

Tuesday evening the Mohawks dropped a two point contest to Manila at PHS, despite leading by 10 at the half. Complete details may be found in the Jan. 21 print and online editions of the CCTD.

They'll be back in action at Osceola this Friday, Jan. 16, and are slated to host the Caruthersville Tigers in non-conference play on Monday, Jan. 19.

Seventh and Junior

The Piggott junior and seventh grade boys have been in action in the past week, taking on Corning in conference action last Friday and then playing Greene County Tech on Saturday. And, the two squads split Tuesday at home against Manila.

Corning

The junior boys dropped their game to Corning by a lopsided margin, as they fell behind early and could never recover. Scoring by quarters had the Bobcats up 12-3 after the first, and leading 23-7 by the halftime break. They also outscored the Mohawks in the third and fourth quarters as well as they went on to take the game 44-13.

Leading the way for the Mohawks was Trey Gossett and Carrington McDaniel with 4 points each in the loss.

The seventh grade Mohawks took their game at Corning, as they jumped out to an 8-5 lead after the first quarter, and then extended it to an 18-12 lead at the break. The Bobcats rebounded somewhat in the third, and pulled back to within three as they trailed 24-21 entering the final frame. But, down the stretch the Mohawks outscored their hosts 8-5 to notch the 32-26 victory.

Michael Palmer had 12 for the Mohawks in the win, while Cooper Harris finished with 8, Ben Holcomb and Jackson Henfling had 4 points each and Holden Tarno finished with 2. As a team the seventh grade Mohawks converted on 8 of 17 free throw attempts in posting the win.

GCT

The junior and seventh grade boys took on Greene County Tech on Saturday, Jan. 10, and were swept on the day. The seventh grade team dropped their game 41-39, despite 14 from Palmer and 11 from Henfling.

Meanwhile, the junior boys were roughed-up 43-24 in their non-conference game with the Golden Eagles, as they were shut-out in the first quarter and outscored in the remaining three.

Tuesday evening the seventh grade team rolled, while the junior squad dropped their game to the Lions at PHS. Complete details may be found in the Jan. 21 print and online editions of the CCTD.

They'll be back in action on Friday, Jan. 16, with a trip to Osceola and the junior team will host Caruthersville on Monday, Jan. 19, at PHS. They'll return to conference play on Friday, Jan. 23, with a road trip to Rivercrest.

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