Mohawks Post Key Road Win

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Mohawk Beau Jett on defense for the Tribe in recent action against Osceola at PHS.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Mohawks notched an important conference win Friday evening at Osceola, beating the host Seminoles 63-52. The victory insured the Tribe a fourth place finish in conference play, and a comparable seeding in the upcoming district tournament at Rivercrest.

After dropping a 77-73 home loss to Osceola in January, the Mohawks were eager for the re-match and proceeded to outscore their hosts in all but the first quarter, which ended at a 12-12 tie.

Powered by a 15 point night from senior Nick Harris, including a solid 5 for 7 from the line, the Tribe extended their lead to 29-24 at the break, and 45-36 after three en route to the win.

Also in double figures were Logan Dixon and Quinton Mauldin with 12 each, while Beau Jett contributed 7, Brayden Brewer and Peyton Mann had 6 each and Quentin Reeves finished with 5. As a team the Mohawks visited the free throw line 26 times, converting on 18 of those attempts.

Meanwhile, the Seminoles were led by Anderson on the night with 15, and they were just 6 of 15 from the charity stripe. With the win the Tribe extends their season record to 13-11 overall and 6-4 in conference.

The victory, combined with last week's Manila win over Rivercrest, also breaks the deadlock at the top and gives the Lions the conference regular season title, and number one seed in the upcoming district tourney.

As for the Mohawks, they've got a busy week underway as they traveled to Walnut Ridge Tuesday evening with the senior boys playing a twin-set with the senior girls. Next year the Bobcats re-join the 3A-3 conference in basketball and football, as they move up from 2A once again.

Sadly, the contest became a bit of a farce as the Tribe was called for a disproportionate number of fouls, resulting in five players fouling out and the Bobcats skulking to a 90-82 overtime decision. On the game the home team enjoyed more than 50 free throw attempts, while the Mohawks visited the charity stripe just 8 times.

Thursday night the boys and girls will be on the road at Rector for the Cougar's senior night contests, and Friday night the boys will host Marmaduke for the Mohawk's team senior night with senior "B" and varsity games on tap.

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