Vashon Overpowered by Fife

Nov 30, 2010
by Glenna Mileson
The tough, physical Fife team overpowered the Vashon Pirate Boys in their first game of the season, played at Fife on November 30th. Vashon lost the contest with a final score of 35-49.

Starting for the Pirates were Alex Wegner, Jesse Hazzard, Dan Lofland, Hamzah Griffin, and Tyler Stoffer – the five returning Varsity lettermen.

The Pirates won the opening tip-off, but Fife picked off a pass for a quick lay-in and the first points of the game. The Pirates moved the ball well, but weren’t able to score until over four and a half minutes had ticked off the clock . Score was 9-21 at the end of the first quarter.

Pirates continued to be plagued with turnovers and missed shots in the second quarter and went into the locker room behind by 14-35 at half time.

By the end of the third, Vashon was behind by 17-45. They rallied back to win fourth quarter, adding 18 points to their score while keeping Fife to 2.

“We have some things to work on,” said Coach Andy Sears.

Scoring for the Pirates: 22-Wegner, 4-Griffin, 3-Stoffer, 2-Rauma, 2-Bakker, 1-Whitaker, 1-Hazzard.