Mohawk Hoops Update
Both Piggott Mohawk teams dropped contests to cross-county rival Corning in the past week, after losing to Osceola in conference.
Limited to single digits in both the first and fourth quarters, the Piggott Mohawks fell to Osceola 75-39 on the road Friday evening in 3A-3 conference play. Tuesday evening the squad hosted the Corning Bobcats in conference action at PHS and fell by seven points, and Thursday and Friday they'll be playing in a holiday tournament in Kentucky.
The Tribe suffered from the pressure game of the Seminoles, as they turned the ball over 20 times in the loss. Unable to answer, the Mohawks trailed their hosts 16-3 by the end of the first quarter. They continued to battle into the second, only to see the Osceola lead grow to 43-18 by the halftime break.
The Seminoles outscored the Mohawks 16-14 in the third, and took the fourth quarter 16-7 to set the final score.
With the loss the Tribe falls to 1-9 overall and 1-6 in conference while the Seminoles move to 2-1 overall and in 3A-3 play.
The Mohawks have made a trip to Kentucky to take part in the Trigg County KME Christmas Tournament in Cadiz, Ky. They'll be playing two games on Thursday and one on Friday, and their first opponent will be Adair County. A number of other regional teams are in the bracket, including Hickman County, St. Mary, Houston County and the host Trigg County Wildcats. Mohawk Coach Chris Brantley is a native of this area and played his high school basketball at Crittenden County High School.
The Piggott Lady Mohawks dropped a pair of conference games in the past week, losing at Osceola last Thursday and falling Monday night at Corning. The Tribe will now remain idle through the holidays, and will resume their campaign Jan. 3, at Rivercrest.
The Lady Mohawks had good offensive production in their game at Osceola, but faded in the third quarter as the Lady Seminoles pushed to a sizeable lead. Scores by quarter had the host team up 20-15 after one, and Osceola stretched it to a 41-30 advantage by intermission.
The home team came out hot in the third period, and outscored the Mohawks 34-14 in the frame to put the game out of reach. Both squads scored in single digits in the fourth, setting the final at 78-50.
Monday evening the Lady Mohawks visited county rival Corning, and fell by a final of 61-34 to the Lady Bobcats.
Getting off to a slow start, the Tribe trailed their hosts 14-6 after one and were down 35-19 at the break. Held to just four points in the third, they trailed 51-23 going into the fourth quarter en route to the 3A-3 conference loss. Leading the team in scoring on the night was Claire Bellers with 13 while Brielle Burkman finished with 10.