Pirates steal win from Horizon

News staff writer

February 4, 2006

For the second and final time this season, the Cascade Locks Pirates boys’ and girls’ basketball teams took wins over the Horizon Hawks. This time in Hawk territory, the Pirate girls defeated Horizon 39-17 and the boys won 56-48.

The always-improving Horizon girls struggled with shooting, as they finished at only 15 percent from the field. The Pirates, on the other hand, had a solid shooting game, with Mikayla Ryan, Nicole Martin and Kelly Haskins leading the team with 15, 10 and 6 points respectively. High scorers for the Hawks were Laura Yates with 6 and Liz Taylor and Hannah Frost with 4 points each.

“We came out against Cascade Locks simply wanting to improve from the last time we played them, and we definitely accomplished that,” commented Horizon coach Amanda Bellus.

Ryan had a stand-out game as she led the Pirates in scoring for the first time this season. And the team’s defense effectively shut down the Hawks, including holding them to a scoreless second period.

“If a few more of our shots would have fallen, the score would have been much closer,” Bellus said. “When our shots start to fall, we will be tough to beat.”

The boys’ game was intense. The battle between Hawk and Pirate fans in the stands became as zealous as the game itself.

After leading by four points at the half, the Hawks slumped in the final two quarters. The Pirates outscored Horizon 21 points to 11 in the fourth, to take their first lead of the game and the eventual battle-back victory.

Joe Nolin led Cascade Locks throughout the game, finishing with 21 points and 13 boards for a double-double. Sam Thomas had 15 points and Derek Kelly tallied a double-double for the Pirates with 10 points and 10 boards.

Leading the way for the Hawks, once again, was Jared Nagreen with 16 points. Cameron Root and Jeff Larson chipped in with nine points apiece and Bobby Cofrances had eight.

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