Lady Mohawks Finish Season Strong, Set for District

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Quest Emerson drives to the hoop for the Lady Mohawks in last week's home win over Osceola. (photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Piggott Lady Mohawks notched three wins in the past week, beating Hayti in a non-conference game by a wide margin and then posting back-to-back conference wins over Osceola. Tuesday evening the girls squad was scheduled to host Walnut Ridge in a twin set with the boy's team, and Thursday evening they'll celebrate senior night as they host the Rector Lady Cougars at PHS in another set with the senior boy's squad.

The Lady Mohawks took on non-conference Hayti last week and rolled to a 79-46 victory over the Lady Indians. Never trailing, the Tribe got a 17 point night from Bailey Pollard in posting the win while MaKalia Beck finished with 14 in the win.

The Tribe followed-up their win over Hayti last week with a 10 point win over Osceola, beating the Lady Seminole by a final of 35-25. On the night the Tribe spread the scoring around, as all but one of the players got into the scoring column. Leading the way were Devyn Staples and McKenzie Hopkins with 7 each, while Pollard, MaKalia Beck and Grayson Murray had 6 points each in the win.

The Lady Mohawks then took on the Seminole once more Saturday, making up a game which had been previously postponed. Once again Pollard had the hot hand for the Tribe as she led all scorers with 14, and Hopkins added another 8, as the squad took the conference win by a final of 43-20.

With the wins the Lady Mohawks moved into third place in conference, and a #3 seed in next week's 3A-3 district tournament at Manila. They're slated to play their first round game Monday evening, although the opponent had yet to be determined.

The girls team will observe senior night Thursday evening at PHS, and will take on the Rector Lady Cougars with tip-off set for 6 p.m. Following the early game, and prior to the boy's contest with the Cougars, the class of 2015 will be introduced and recognized.

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