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Pirate basketball drops two games
Vashon played the Life Christian Eagles and Seattle Academy Cardinals on back-to-back nights last week.
The Pirates were slow out of the block against the Eagles on Jan. 3, managing 10 points in the first half, which ended with Vashon trailing, 27-10.
The second half was completely different, as the Pirates rallied to within 10 points early in the third quarter. Despite outscoring the Eagles in the second half, the Pirates lost the game, 55-42.
The Pirates had double-digit scoring efforts from Anya Quig and Annika Hille. Quig led the Pirate scoring with 16 points, while Hille added 11. Siena Jannetty contributed 7 points; Kate Atwell added 5, and Tianna Koenig had 3 points for the Pirates.
“We did not start the game with the right energy,” coach Henry Porter said after the game. “The improved energy in the second half was perfect, but it is hard to come back from that far down.”
On Saturday night, Vashon traveled to Seattle for a non-league game against the Seattle Academy Cardinals.
The Pirates held an early advantage against the Cougars, finishing the first quarter with a 10-4 advantage. The Pirates could not hold the lead, scoring only 14 points in the final three quarters in a 35-24 loss.
The Pirates’ next game was at Bellevue Christian High School on Tuesday, after press deadline. They will play a home game against Chimacum on Friday.
— Gary Means is the assistant coach of the girls basketball team.