Basketball Mohawks Begin Season

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Action from the Junior Lady Mohawk game with Maynard
(TD photo/Tim Blair)

Both PHS basketball teams began their seasons in the past week, and both are slated to host Hoxie as this week concludes.

Lady Mohawks

The Piggott Lady Mohawk basketball team began their season under new head coach Laura Brantley with a 73-43 home loss to Maynard last week. Despite hanging with the Lady Tigers early, foul trouble hampered the Tribe as they fell to 0-1 to begin the season.

The Tribe got off to a fairly good start in the contest, trailing 17-11 after one. They cut the lead to four by the halftime break, as they trailed 28-24 going into the intermission, and cut the lead to just three points at the end of the third, trailing 41-37. But, down the stretch the Tribe began to see players foul-out, and with a short bench the visitors cruised to the 30 point non-conference win.

Leading the way was Claire Bellers with 17, while Abby Dutka had 10 and Brielle Burkman had nine points in the loss. Sybell Howisn led all scorers on the night with 31.

As a team, the Lady Mohawks were a dismal 1 for 4 from the charity stripe while the Lady Tigers went to the line 34 times and converted on 22 of those opportunities.

The girls are scheduled to begin conference play Thursday night as the Hoxie Lady Mustangs visit PHS, and will complete the home-and-away set with Maynard on Monday, Nov. 19, as they visit the Lady Tigers.

PHS Boys

The Piggott Mohawks began the new season with a new coach Monday night, as Chris Brantley takes over the boys basketball program. The Tribe visited CRA for the opener, and split with the Falcons.

The senior Mohawks, some of whom were still playing football Friday night, dropped a 61-43 decision to CRA, as they were playing their seventh game of the season.

The Falcons jumped to an 18-9 lead after the first quarter, led 37-21 at the break and 52-35 entering the fourth quarter in posting the win.

Leading scorer for the Tribe was Trey Gossett with 18, while Will Layne led all scorers for the Falcons with 27 points.

Junior Game

In the early contest the junior Mohawks were led by a pair of eighth graders, as the posted a 42-37 non-conference win. Trailing 9-5 after the first quarter, they pushed to a 17-16 lead by the halftime break, and the two teams were tied at 27-27 entering the fourth quarter of play. Down the stretch the Tribe took care of business, and edged their hosts by five points for the win.

Leading the scoring for the Mohawks were Shawn-Hudson Seegraves and Joe Carpenter with nine points each.

The host team also took the seventh grade game by a score of 15-8.

Both squads are scheduled to be in action Friday night as they host the Hoxie Mustangs at PHS. Next Monday, Nov. 19, they're slated to visit Maynard and the following day will travel to Marmaduke to take on the Greyhounds in non-conference play.

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