Mohawk Hoops Team in Action

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Senior guard Brett Burns (left) brings the ball down court for the Tribe during the recent set with Highland at PHS. Also pictured for the Mohawks is senior guard Brier Staples.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Piggott Mohawk's late season offensive struggles continued the past week, as the Tribe dropped a home game to Highland on Thursday then fell on the road Monday night at Cave City. Tuesday evening they visited Hoxie, with all teams in action, and brought home a narrow win by the senior squad.

The Highland Rebels visited PHS last Thursday for the second game of the home-and-away series, and beat the Mohawks by a final score of 67-31 despite a strong first quarter.

With a good crowd in attendance at Piggott High, the Tribe came out strong against the Rebels and trailed by just a field goal, 15-13, by the end of the first quarter. In the second frame the Mohawk shooters went cold, as the Highland squad pushed to a 27-4 advantage in the frame and took a 42-17 lead into the locker room at the break.

The third quarter was more of the same, as the Rebels extended the lead by 10 more points, as they outscored their hosts 17-7 in the frame. Down the stretch the subs mopped-up, with Highland edging the Mohawks 8-7 in the period to set the final score.

No Piggott players were in double figures, as they were paced by senior guard Brett Burns with 8 while Michael Palmer had 7 points off the bench.

In the junior high game the Rebels also prevailed, taking the contest 48-26. Leading the Mohawks on offense was Joey Staggs with 11 points.

Monday night the Mohawks made the long trip to Cave City and came up on the short end of a 62-24 decision.

The Tribe visited Hoxie Tuesday evening, and came from behind to beat the Mustangs 54-50 behind 12 points by Spencer Hardin.

The Tribe is scheduled to play back-to-back sets Thursday and Friday as they slated to visit both Pocahontas and Melbourne. They'll observe senior night on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the Corning Bobcats are scheduled to visit PHS.

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