Tribe Beats Tigers, Falls to Mustangs at Home
The Piggott Mohawk senior boys team notched their first win of the season last Friday at Maynard, then dropped a non-conference game to BIC Monday night at PHS. Meanwhile, the junior boys also split, pounding the Tigers on the road Friday, then falling Monday night to the Mustangs.
The Tribe erupted for an 86-71 road win over the Maynard Tigers Friday night, as the squad got their first win of the young season. Quinton Mauldin led the way with 24 points on the night, while Brayden Brewer contributed another 19 and Nicholas Harris was also in double figures with 18.
The Mohawks got off to a strong start at Maynard, taking a 21-14 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Tigers battled back in the second to take the frame 20-19, as the Tribe enjoyed a 40-34 halftime advantage.
Coming out of the locker room to start the third the Mohawks went on a run, outscoring the home team 18-4 in the period as they took a 58-38 lead into the fourth. And, the Piggott bench poured it on down the stretch, outscoring their hosts 28-16 in the frame to set the final score.
Also scoring for the Tribe were Logan Dixon and Beau Jett as they finished with 8 points each. Pacing the Tigers on offense was Blane Chaffin with 14 points in the loss.
The Mohawks also had a strong night at the free throw line, converting on 29 of 47 attempts.
The junior Mohawks easily handled the Maynard Junior Tigers last Friday night, beating their hosts 71-42 to remain undefeated. Leading the way for the Tribe was Ben Holcomb with 17 while Michael Salyards was also in double figures with 13, as all 13 players on the Mohawk roster scored in the ball game.
Scoring by quarters had the Mohawks up 18-7 after the first, 30-20 at the half and 56-31 after three.
Top scorers for the junior Tigers were Kiowa Lee with 16 and Dakota Lee with 15.
When asked why he had scheduled the BIC Mustangs, followed by the Gosnell Pirates the following night, Mohawk Coach David Reynolds noted, "I wanted to see where we stood."
Monday evening the first part of the question was answered, as the Mustangs swept the Tribe in both junior and senior play at the PHS gym. Final scores from Tuesday's home set with the Pirates was not available as of press time.
Although the Mohawk line-up was much larger, and stronger, than BIC's the Mustangs prevailed thanks to long distance shooting 60-41 Monday night at PHS. The visitor's strong outside presence, coupled with a cold shooting night for the Tribe, doomed the Mohawks on the night in what played-out as more of a scrimmage.
The Mustangs controlled the contest throughout, leading 25-10 after the first quarter and 42-21 at intermission. They stretched the lead to 57-30 by the end of the third, and cruised to the win with liberal substation by both coaches down the fourth quarter stretch.
Harris led the Mohawks with 8, while Brewer and Jett also finished with 6, along with Spencer Hardin with 6 points off the bench. Mauldin and Caleb Welborn had 4 points each as well, while the Mustangs were led by Trevon Cobb with 16.
With the split on the week, the squad now stands at 1-3 overall, as they're set to host Gosnell. The senior squad will also be in action in the Bernie Tournament beginning Tuesday, as they're slated to take on the Campbell Camels at 7:30 p.m. in the first round.
The Piggott Junior Mohawks suffered their first loss of the season Monday evening, as they dropped a 47-30 non-conference game to BIC at Piggott High. Coming off last Friday's 71 point performance at Maynard, the squad was sluggish and failed to score in double figures in each of the four quarters.
The Mustangs ran out to an early lead in the contest, and took a 17-6 advantage after one. They added 12 more in the second, to 9 for the Mohawks, and led 29-15 at the break. The visitors outscored the Tribe 11-9 in the third, and 7-6 in the fourth, to set the final score.
Trey Gossett led the Mohawks with 7, while Dylan Bellers had 6 and Salyards finished with 4 along with Michael Palmer and Drake Featherston. Noah Teeter paced the BIC offense with 14 in the win.
With the loss the Junior Mohawks fall to 3-1 overall, as they were slated to host the Gosnell Pirates Tuesday evening as well. The junior squad will then be idle next week, as the senior team will be playing in the Bernie Tournament.