Pirate senior Travis Vatthauer posted 20 points.

The Pirates put up just 14 points in the first half Tuesday against Warroad and couldn't overcome the slow start, losing 60-52 in a Section 8AA North matchup.

Pirate senior Travis Vatthauer posted 20 points, while sophomore Ryan Porter had eight. Junior Michael Hefta and sophomore Aaron Hollcraft each had seven points, while seniors Alec Boike and Alex Boone each had five points.

Alan Peterson led Warroad with 21 points.

Crookston beat Warroad at home 69-61 on Dec. 14.

The loss drops the Pirates to 5-6 on the season. They will host Roseau Friday at 7:30 p.m. in another key Section 8AA North matchup.