Lady Mohawks Still Undefeated, Set for Showdown with Corning

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Piggott Lady Mohawks notched two more wins in the past week, including their first in conference play at Osceola. Thursday night they'll face their toughest challenge of the season, as they're slated to visit the Corning Lady Bobcats in a 3A-3 showdown. Meanwhile, the junior girls dropped both their games in the past week.

Osceola

The Lady Mohawks visited Osceola last Tuesday, Dec. 1, and recorded an 11 point win over the Seminoles for their first conference win 46-35. Senior guard Devyn Staples had the hot hand on the night, leading all scorers with 22 points and hitting on 9 of 12 attempts at the free throw line.

Coming into the contest on a six game winning streak, the Tribe jumped out to the early lead and enjoyed a 12-8 advantage after one. The two teams played fairly even in the second, with the Seminoles taking the frame 14-13, as the Tribe took a 25-22 lead into the locker room at the half. The Mohawks came out hot in the third, and doubled-up the Seminoles, 10-5 in the period, as they took a 35-27 lead into the fourth quarter. And, despite several foul calls down the stretch, the PHS girls outscored their hosts 11-8 in the fourth to set the final score.

In addition to Staples' 22 points, Braelyn Rhodes had 9, MaKalia Beck finished with 7, Colby Crossfield had 4, Ambrea Massey finished with 3 and Grayson Murray had a free-throw. As a team the Lady Mohawks converted on 12 of 20 trips to the charity stripe.

Armorel

The senior girls kept their season record spotless last Thursday, as they hosted Armorel at the PHS gym and notched a 54-26 non-conference win. It marked the second lopsided win over the 1A Lady Tigers in as many weeks, as the Tribe completed the home-and-away series.

On this night it was Rhodes with the hot hand, as she led the squad with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Meanwhile, Beck had 10 points and 8 rebounds; Crossfield finished with 8; Madison Poole had 5 points; Staples had 4 points and 3 assists and Massey finished with 2 points in the win.

The senior girls now stand at 7-0 on the season, and 1-0 in 3A-3 conference play. They're slated to visit the Corning Lady Bobcats Thursday evening, and will be back in conference action next Monday, Dec. 14, as they host the Rivercrest Lady Colts. Next Thursday, Dec. 17, they'll host the Lady Mustangs of Hoxie at PHS, and will then remain idle through the Christmas and New Year's holidays. They're slated to return to action at Ridgefield Christian on Monday, Jan. 4.

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