Tribe Notches Win at Gosnell
Piggott seniors Brayden Brewer and Nicholas Harris helped propel the senior boys to their second win of the year last Tuesday, as the Tribe took a 67-65 non-conference win at Gosnell. Brewer, who finished with a game-high 26 points, nailed a jumpshot with just seconds to play in the contest to give the Mohawks the win while Harris had a 22 point performance and was perfect at the free throw line.
Coming off a flat, and disappointing, home loss to Buffalo Island Central the previous night the Tribe was in need of a strong showing against the 4A Pirates. And, thanks to the performances of the two seniors, they were able to come from behind for the non-conference win.
The Pirates came out of the gate fast to start the contest, and jumped to a 15-10 lead by the end of the first. But, the Mohawks took the second quarter 18-16, as they pulled to a three point deficit, 31-28 at the break. The two teams swapped baskets in the third, with Gosnell edging out a meager one point advantage, 22-21 in the frame, as they took a 53-49 lead into the fourth.
But, the Mohawks outscored their hosts 67-65 in the fourth quarter, as they came back to post the two point win.
In addition to the game winner, Brewer had three three-pointers and a 5 for 7 night at the free throw line, while Harris was 6 for 6 from the stripe.
Also scoring for the Mohawks were Beau Jett with 8 and Quinton Mauldin with 4 while Logan Dixon, Peyton Mann and Quentin Reeves had 2 each and Noah May contributed a free throw in the win. As a team the Mohawks shot a respectable 15 for 21 from the charity stripe.
The Pirates were led on the night by Tremaine Anderson with 25 points, 21 of those coming in the second half of play.
With the win the Mohawks move to 2-3 overall, all in non-conference play. The Tribe took on the Campbell Camels in the first round of the Bernie Invitational Tournament Tuesday evening at Bernie High School and fell 54-50. With the loss they entered the consolation bracket and will meet the loser of the game between the second-seeded Royals and the seventh-seeded Hornets at 4:30 on Thursday.
All of the finals are set for Friday, with the seventh place game at 4 p.m., the consolation championship at 5:30, the third place game at 7 and the championship game at 8:30.
The Mohawks are the sixth seed, and the remainder of the teams in the bracket include-top-seeded Bloomfield, eighth seeded Risco, fourth seeded Bernie and fifth seeded Puxico.