Simmonds leads PBHS to 3rd at Marion Classic

Jacob Simmonds led Peabody-Burns to a 59-28 victory over Remington in the boys? third place game Saturday at the Marion Classic. Simmonds scored 29 points and all but nullified Broncos heavy hitter Jake Green, who came into Saturday’s finale with 48 points over the previous two games.

Simmonds dominated scoring in the first half by totaling 10 points in barely three minutes and rattling off 23 before the break. He ended up being named ?most inspirational player? in the boys? tournament.

Green never got rolling, as in one sequence during the third quarter: Simmonds blocked his long jump shot; he got it back, but Simmonds forced him into putting up an airball.

Brian O’Neal finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors. Tanner Claassen and Green each scored eight, but Remington committed 20 turnovers and shot under 29 percent?and just 1-for-12 from 3-point range. Peabody-Burns hit seven of 12 from the arc.

Berean?Lonnie Penner scored 15 points and Caleb Hoover scored 13, but more importantly Berean locked down the Peabody-Burns shooters. The final score, 53-36, masked the degree to which PBHS competed apart from foul trouble.

Peabody-Burns was whistled 29 times and and had three starters foul out; Berean scored 21 points on 40 free throw attempts and led from start to finish.

With their starters in for the first and third quarters, Peabody-Burns played Berean within three points.

Oxford?The Warriors defense forced 29 turnovers and 29 missed shots to spark a 53-13 rout against the Cardinals.

Three Peabody-Burns players scored double-figures: Jacob Simmonds (14 points), Sean Jones (11) and Martin Hofkamp (10).

Girls? games?The Warriors took a 31-28 loss to Oxford Thursday, a 45-43 loss to Belle Plaine Friday and a 53-18 loss to Leon-Bluestem Saturday.

Belle Plaine rallied from a 23-12 halftime deficit to force overtime, in which the Dragons outscored the Warriors 6-4. Danielle Savage?s 16 points and 13 rebounds led Peabody-Burns for the 31:36 she played before fouling out.

Savage averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds per game for the tournament.

Coming?Peabody-Burns (2-1 boys, 0-3 girls) visits Burrton Tuesday and travels to Wichita Home School Dec. 21.

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