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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Girls' basketball: Pirates shoot lights out, dominate Central Cass 68-44

  • The latest solid shooting effort came with 12 three pointers Saturday in a dominating 68-44 win over Central Cass.
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  • The CHS Gymnasium may need all new light bulbs when the Pirate Girls' Basketball team finishes its season as they continue to shoot the lights out.
     
    The latest solid shooting effort came with 12 three pointers Saturday in a dominating 68-44 win over Central Cass, one of the top teams in North Dakota Class B.
     
    "That is a good team that beat us by four last year," Pirate head coach Lon Boike said of Central Cass. "We played with a lot of energy. When we're shooting well we are awful tough to beat."
     
    Six different Pirates combined for the 12 threes.
     
    "We have improved as the season has went on," said Boike. "We could have scored more tonight if we pressed the issue. Our defense is getting better and it's making our offense better."
     
    Sophomore Brooke Heggie scored a game-high 18 points. Sophomore Sydney Boike hit four threes and finished with 16 points, while senior Erica Samuelson and sophomore Kenzie Klatt ead added eight points.
     
    "All our success is based on defense," coach Boike explained. "We didn't give them a whole lot tonight. A lot of their points came on second chances. We want to be playing good defense down the stretch. With any sport, defense wins championships."
     
    Hannah Breske and Faith Dooley each had 12 points for Central Cass.
     
    The Pirates held a 42-20 lead at halftime and outscored Central Cass 26-24 in the second half.
     
    The winning streak was extended to eight games as the Pirates improve to 13-2 on the season. They are currently tied for fifth in the QRF Rankings by Minnesota-Scores.net.
     
    The Pirates are off until Friday when they host Bagley at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday they will host Hawley.

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