Cowboys Fall to Pirate Power

Jan 17, 2011
by Steve Edele
The Vashon High School boys basketball team collected a pair of wins last week and moved up to the third spot in the Nisqually League standings with a record of 4-2 (8-5 overall).

After taking down the Charles Wright Academy Tarriers on Tuesday, the Pirates came right back the following Friday to outpace the Chimacum Cowboys, 58-44.

The Pirates roped the Chimacum Cowboys throughout most of that game, surging to a 16-6 first quarter lead and ending the half with a 13 point advantage, 33-20. The two teams played evenly through the third period with the Pirates holding a 43-32 lead.

Then things got interesting.

With a little over three minutes left in the game the Pirates were ahead by 13 points, 47-34. However, in the span of about one minute and 15 seconds the Cowboys scored 10 unanswered points to pull within three. Vashon, clearly not wanting this one to slip away, woke up and held the Cowboys scoreless through the final minute and a half while adding another 11 points mostly on the strength of a basket and 5 hits from the foul line by Wegner.

Wegner led the scoring against Chimacum with 31 points. Also contributing were Griffin (7), Ben Whitacker (6), Arceo (4), Lofland (4), Hazard (4), and Jeff Rauma (2).

Steve Edele is a Pirate parent.  Article is posted courtesy of The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber where he is a contributor.