Mohawk Hoops Update

Friday, January 18, 2019
Piggott's Trey Gossett rings-up the Tigers for two points, as the Tribe pounded Maynard in pool play in the First National Bank tournament at Corning on Saturday.
TD photo/Frank Staples

Both Mohawk teams were in action in regular season and tourney play in the past week.

The Piggott Lady Mohawks notched their third win of the season, and second in conference, on Thursday, Jan. 10, as they edged the Lady Pirates of Gosnell by a final score of 40-32. Saturday they fell to Walnut Ridge 41-24 in a non-conference game in the First National Bank Battle For the Border at Corning High School.

Monday evening the Trumann Lady Wildcats visited PHS, and took home a 65-39 decision over the Tribe. As they have a number of times this year, the Lady Mohawks hung with the visitors early but faded late. Getting off to a strong start, the Piggott girls led 15-10 by the end of the first quarter. Trumann responded in the second, as they took a 29-26 advantage into the break. Throughout the third quarter the Tribe continued to hang with the talented squad, as they trailed 38-34 going into the fourth. But, Trumann erupted with a 27-5 run down the stretch, setting the final score. With the loss the Lady Mohawks moved to 3-14 overall and 2-10 in 3A-3 play while Trumann moved to 14-4 overall and 10-1 in conference—second only to the Hoxie Lady Mustangs.

The Junior Lady Mohawks also fell to Trumann in their contest, dropping a 37-11 decision to the Lady Wildcats.

In bracket play at Corning, the girls beat the Sloan-Hendrix JV squad in the consolation bracket on Wednesday, 52-34 behind 28 points from Claire Bellers and 12 from Sassy Rahn. On Monday, Jan. 21, they're scheduled to visit Walnut Ridge for a conference game with the Lady Bobcats.

The Piggott Mohawks dropped a road conference game at Gosnell Friday evening, then rolled over Maynard Saturday in the First National Bank Battle For the Border at Corning. Tuesday evening they dropped a set at Trumann. And, Thursday evening they fell to Walnut Ridge in the FNB bracket.

The athletic Pirates jumped to an early lead on the Tribe in their 3A-3 contest, leading 22-13 by the end of the first. The hosts pushed the lead to 43-30 at intermission, and enjoyed a 57-42 advantage going into the fourth. In the final frame they outscored the Mohawks 27-10 en route to the 84-52 win.

Saturday the Mohawks were in Corning for tourney play, and their second shot at the Maynard Tigers this season after dropping an early 55-50 decision at PHS.

Shaking-off the rust of the night before, the Mohawks jumped to the early lead and enjoyed a 20-11 lead after one, and a 46-23 advantage at the break. They pushed the lead to 66-37 going into the fourth, and cruised to the 74-49 win.

Leading the way was senior Trey Gossett with 19 points, while junior guard Cooper Harris had 17.

The Mohawks dropped their game at Trumann 65-42, with Gossett and Braden Ralph with 10 points each. The junior Wildcats also took their game 59-35.

Thursday evening the Bobcats edged the Tribe 65-38 in the FNB semi-finals, with Ridgefield Christian advancing over Southland in the other boy's semi.

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