Pirates face a solid South Wasco

January 21, 2006

The Cascade Locks Pirates boys’ and girls’ basketball teams traveled to South Wasco High School to face one of the top 1A/2A programs in the state. As follows are recaps from both games.


Much of the girls’ 53-28 loss came from turnovers and missed opportunities. The Pirates scored the first four points and won the first quarter 8-6. South Wasco struck first in the second quarter to tie the game. They then took the lead and never looked back.

By halftime South Wasco led 20-14. In the second half, however, the Redsides outscored the Pirates 33 points to 14, led by their high scorer Annie Larlee with 23 points in the game. Pirate turnovers led to easy baskets for the Redsides and the opposition’s half court trap frustrated Cascade Locks, leading to a breakdown and more turnovers.

“The girls haven’t had a defeat like this all year,” said Coach Donna Nolin. “Hopefully they will bounce back on Friday against Arlington.”

Pirates highlights:

Kelli Haskins 16 points

Nicole Martin 6 points


Cascade Locks came into the game on a roll after encouraging victories against Helix and Crook County Christian last weekend. The Redsides started slow and for a while the Pirates looked like they had a shot at an upset victory. They did not pull it off, however, losing 64-47.

Joe Nolin and Ray Palmquist traded inside scores for Cascade Locks and South Wasco respectively and a battle of the guards between Derrick Harbaugh of Cascade Locks and Thomas drained a three with two seconds left in the first quarter to give the Pirates a 10-9 lead.

South Wasco’s quick inside shooting and aggressive defense hurt the Pirates and as the game become more and more physical, the advantage went in favor of the bigger players from the football champions of the Big Sky league.

The Pirates mounted a stirring comeback behind four three-pointers from Thomas, but the attempt was too little too late and the Pirates had to accept the defeat.

Pirates highlights:

Sam Thomas 15 points

Joe Nolin 11 points

Derek Kelley 6 points,

Daniel Nolin 7 points

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