Pirates fall to non-league Steilacoom team

Pirate Dylan Basurto eludes Steilacoom
Pirate Dylan Basurto eludes Steilacoom's Jake Esseln, 30, and Cameron Clanton, 12, to bring th ball up court early in Thursday's non-league home game.
— image credit: Rik Forschmiedt Photo/

The Pirate boys basketball team faced Steilacoom at home on Dec. 22 and suffered a tough loss to the Sentinels, 66-29.

Steilacoom played a solid team game, with 10 players scoring, and capitalized on Pirate mistakes.

After a nearly scoreless first quarter, Torin Perret sunk a three-point shot to get shooting going. Ben Whitaker and Dan Lofland also made three-point shots in the game.

The Pirates were able to find the basket in the second quarter, with Lofland hitting some shots on his way to the Pirates leading by nine points on the night, and the first half ended 34-15.

To start the second half, the Pirates continued to miss shots and opportunities, scoring only five points in the second quarter.

Using a range of players from the bench, the Pirates tried to find a spark. Owen Brenno, who was second in scoring with seven points and seven rebounds, got a nice dish from Perret for two.

The Pirates scored nine in the fourth. There was a play in the fourth that typified the night: A Pirate player was open outside mid-key, and the pass to him was a little high and hard, slipping out of his grasp and ending in a turn over. Steilacoom then scored on the turnover.

The Pirates will play next in the SunDome Shootout in Yakima on Thursday and Friday.


—Brian Brenno is

the father of a Pirate

basketball player.



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