We were on a family vacation and missed this article – sorry for being so late. This game was played on February 8th.
The Pirates started slow following the trip to North Baltimore on Saturday but the boys staged a comeback to tie the game only to have the Tigers finish off the game with a big run. The Tigers opened up the game outscoring the Pirates 9-4 in the early part of the first with Mitchell Coleman and Reed Warnement both scoring 2 for the Pirates. A three point play Gavin Huff would move the score to 9-7 Tigers. The Tigers would stretch their lead to 6 before Coleman would hit a pair of free throws to make it 13-9 after 1 quarter.
The Tigers opened up the second quarter with a 3 point play that was followed by a Warnement basket to make t 16-11 Tigers. The Tigers would then score 10 of the next 12 points with Warnement hitting a basket for the Pirates and then hitting another at the end of the Tiger scoring spree to make it tigers 26-15. A three point play by the Tigers gave them a 14 point lead, their largest of the night, 29-15. The Tigers would hit a free throw in between a pair of Warnement basket to make it Tigers 30-19. A Huff basket was followed by a Tiger basket to keep the deficit at 11 32-21. Coleman would hit a basket to finish off the half’s scoring. Warnement hit 5 baskets for the Pirates in the second quarter to keep the Pirates in the game.
The Third quarter started with Huff making a basket to make it a 7 point game Tigers 32-25 A Tiger basket was followed with Pirates getting 3 via a Huff basket and a Warnement free throw Tigers 34-28. A five point Tiger run put their lead back up to 11 39-28. The Pirates would make it a 2 point game as they stitched together a 9 point run with Coleman hitting a pair of 3 and a pair of free throw and Noah Beecher making a free throw. Tigers 39-37. The Tigers would put in a pair of free throws (5/5 in the third) to make it 41-37 heading into the fourth.
The Tigers would drain a couple of free throws to open up a 6 point lead to start the fourth Tigers 43-37. A pair of 3s one by Coleman followed by a 3 from Rhenn Armey tied the game at 43 all. The Tigers would then go on a 13 point run to take commanding 56-43 lead. The Pirates would get three more points added to their total while the Tigers would get 2 for a 58-46 final.
Continental was led in scoring by Mitchell Coleman with 20 points while Reed Warnement added 13. Gavin Huff put in 9, Rheen Armey 3 and Noah Beecher 1. Continental was 10-13 from the line while the Tigers were 19-22. North Baltimore was led by Levi Gazarek with 30 points. Gazarek has signed to continue his High School Football (WR) and Baseball career at Bowling Green State University.
Continental falls to 4-16 and North Baltimore improves to 6-12. Continental won the Junior Varsity game.
Mike Jones, Sportswriter