In Friday's Western Valley Conference game against Odebolt-Arthur, the Pirates overcame a shaky first quarter, posting a 32-4 run in the second and third quarters to overtake the visiting Trojans and roll on to a 56-35 win.
Kellen Jacobsen scored 14 points to lead the Pirates on offense, and he also grabbed 10 rebounds, had three steals, and a blocked shot. Patrick McAreavy scored 11 for the Pirates. Tyler Schroeder led O-A with 11 points.
Coach Lee said "I thought we had a real good effort on the defensive end, led by Mark Cronin's five steals."
The Pirates had a much better opening quarter against Schaller-Crestland in non-conference action here on Saturday, taking a 14-2 lead into the second quarter, en route to 30-8 and 51-16 leads after two and three quarters. The final score showed the Pirates winning, 60-26.
Jordan Else led the Pirates, now 2-0 in the conference and 5-0 overall, with 15 points, two steals and seven assists. Taylor Nees added 10 points, three rebounds, three steals, an assist and two blocked shots, and Mark Cronin had nine points, nine rebounds, five steals and two assists.
Coach Lee said "We got off to a quick start tonight. We only allowed 5-6 shots in the first quarter. With this being our second game in two nights, it was nice to get our starters some rest in the second half, and get some minutes for our guys on the bench."
Steven Mason led Schaller-Crestland in scoring with 12 points.
The Pirates continued to roll, defeating a good Alta team, 71-48, on the road on Dec. 15 in non-conference basketball action. The win pushed the Pirates' overall mark to 6-0.
Galva-Holstein started the game with a 14-0 run and led 19-4 after one quarter.
Taylor Nees had a big night for the Pirates, with 36 points, 17 rebounds, four blocked shots, two steals and one assist; Patrick McAreavy scored 10 points and added two assists; Jordan Else dished out eight assists to go with six points, five rebounds and a steal; and Isaiah Miller scored eight points and had eight boards, two steals and three assists.
Austin Stille led the Cyclones with 19 points, Ryan Friedrich had 10 and Michael Huseman scored nine.
G-H Coach Bob Lee said, "This was a good win for our guys, against a real good team. We got off to a quick start and then maintained our execution throughout the game. We did a real good job of passing the ball and finding the open man."