Scottsburg Warriors Defeats Charlestown Pirates, 59-48 Print
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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:25

by Zach Roberts

The Charlestown Pirates traveled to Meyer Gym to take on the Warriors in a mid-southern conference matchup. The Warriors were looking to start out the season 4-0 against a solid Charlestown team.

The starting lineup for the Warriors consisted of Christian Evans, Cameron Schmidt, Brandon Boswell, Braxton Soloe and Christian Barrett while the Pirates lineup consisted of Lex Smith, Korey Harris, Eli Daniel, Tristan Chester and Tanner Wesp.

Evans quickly got the game going for the Warriors after making a three point shot. The Pirates would not put points on the board until the half way mark in the first quarter. The first quarter wasn’t a very high scoring first quarter, as the score at the end of the quarter was only 9-8, Charlestown lead. What was mainly a quarter that didn’t seem very fast paced for both teams for most of the quarter, the Warriors kicked in to high gear and found themselves down by only one at the end of the quarter.

The second wasn’t much different than the first, as neither team simply weren’t able to get certain shots to go down. Each team was able to outscore the amount of points they had in the first quarter, though. Each team was playing equal basketball, as the score at halftime was 21-20, Warriors lead.

Three minutes into the second half and the Warriors had outscored the Pirates 11-4, with the Pirates struggling to turn the game around in their favor.

The Warriors were taking and making great shots that the Pirates defense couldn’t stop. Evans and Soloe stood out during the third quarter as both players were taking wise shots and making the most of them. They were both a vital pieces towards the Warriors outscoring the Pirates 25-11 in the third quarter. The Warriors scored more points in the third quarter than they had in the first half while the Pirates weren’t doing as well. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 46-31, Warrior lead.

The Pirates found themselves back into the game halfway through the fourth quarter after a foul by Evans turned into a technical foul. This allowed the Pirates four free throws, with Wesp making three out of four of the free throws. This allowed the Pirates to cut their deficit down to singles digits. Although this showed hope for the Pirates, the Warriors cut the Pirates dream of winning the game loose as the Warriors finished strong and defeated the Pirates 59 - 48, extending their record to 4-0 on the season.