Lady Mohawk Season Underway

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Junior Lady Mohawk Taylor Seal looks for the outlet pass in action against Westside Monday night. Also pictured for the Tribe are Claire Bellers (10) and Makayla Allman(TD photo/Tim Blair)

"It sure is going to be interesting," first year head coach Melissa Turner says of the Lady Mohawk basketball season at hand. Due to low numbers, the Tribe is not fielding a senior girls team this year but the junior high squad promises to provide some exciting action for fans.

The squad kicked-off their season with a win over Campbell in a tune-up game, but they fell to a very talented Marmaduke squad Saturday in the first round of their classic at MHS.

Monday night they hosted 4A Westside at PHS, and notched a two point victory. As for the seventh grade girls, they fell in the early game.

In action against the Lady Warriors Monday night the young Mohawks fell behind early, but battled back in the second half. Getting off to a cold start before the home crowd, the Piggott girls failed to score in the first quarter and trailed 5-0 after one.

The Tribe rebounded in the second quarter with 10 points, and held their visitors to just 7 in the frame, to set the score at 12-10 in favor of Westside at the break.

The Piggott squad continued to show improvement in the third, pulling to a 23-23 score by the end of the third quarter. In the final frame they gained a two-point advantage, which they maintained until the buzzer, setting the final score.

Taylor Seal led the Lady Mohawks in scoring with 15 points, 11 of those coming in the key third quarter. Meanwhile, Claire Bellers was also in double figures with 11, and was 3 of 6 on free throws; Kaylee Edwards finished with 2 points and Makayla Allman had 1 point in the win.

The Lady Warriors were led on the night by Hannah Pickering with 8 points.

The seventh grade squad dropped their game to the visiting Lady Warriors 27-12. Leading the team in scoring was Elise Gossett with 6 while Jadyn Thompson had 4 and Shawnee Latimer finished with 2 points. As a team the Lady Mohawks were 2 of 3 from the charity stripe. Leading the way for Westside was Sloane Welch with 7 points in the win.

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