Pirates Improve To 8-0 On Season

Jan 7, 2014
by Ezra Lacina
This past week in Vashon basketball the Pirates improved to 8-0 on the season with a 52-36 victory over Life Christian Academy. On Friday, the Eagles made the journey across the sound to face the Pirates on their home court.

The game started with a bang for the Pirates with Junior Jesse Norton hitting a deep three on the first possession, but Life Christian answered with an immediate score of their own.

This is how the first quarter was, back and forth scoring, neither team able to pull away from the other. After one quarter the score was knotted up at 15 all.

In the second quarter the Pirates started to gain an edge on the Eagles. How ever Life was still able to put up 11 points in the second quarter. At half time Vashon was up 32-26.

The third quarter was a completely different game. The Pirates defense came alive allowing only 4 points in the period. The Eagles were still moving the ball around well and running their offense, but they could not score whatsoever. While the defense was shutting down any chance of scoring the offense provided a boost on the other end of the court pulling away with a commanding lead.

The junior duo of Ian Stewart and Jesse Norton made their presence felt on both ends of the court aggressively attacking the basket on offense, and flying around on defense.

Period number four revealed a different Life Christian team, but that did not change much. The Eagles level of intensity increased greatly in the fourth quarter especially on the perimeter not allowing open three’s. This made things a little harder for the Pirates, but they still found ways to score and did not allow Life to score with efficiency.

The game ended with another Pirates victory and yet another Nisqually team taken down on the rock.