Patrick Henry and Continental Girls Basketball spilt the four quarters with the host Patriots taking the first and third and the Pirates the second and fourth but it was the Patriots third quarter that made the difference on Saturday. The Patriots would put in the first to baskets of the game before a pair of Catelyn Etter free throws would break the ice for the Pirates. A 3 pointer and a basket by the Patriots was followed by an Alex Hoeffel basket and a Madelyn Potts 3 to make it 9-7 Patriots. A 3 by the Patriots was followed by a Kerri Prowant free throw to make it 12-8. Another Patriot 3 was followed by a singly Pirate point this time Potts would hit a free throw. An 8 point run by the Patriots would be followed by a Katie Keller basket to finish up the first quarter scoring at 23-11 Patriots.
The second quarter would be all about the Pirates defense as they held the Patriots to just 4 points. The Pirates would put in 10 in the quarter with Etter hitting 3 (one 3-pointer and 2 free throws), Hoeffel hitting a 3 and Keller making a basket. But the quarter would be one of what might have been as the Pirates could only put in 2 of 12 free throw attempts. Patriots 27, Pirates 21 at half.
The third quarter was mirror imagine of the second as it was the Patriots defense that stepped up to the task by holding the Pirates to a pair of Keller baskets and an Addy Armey basket while they put in 21 points. Patriots 48, Pirates 21 after 3. The Pirates would win the last quarter 9-8 but that was not enough to take the game Patriots 56, Pirates 36 final.
Catelyn Etter led the Pirates with 13 points while Katie Keller had 8. Alex Hoeffel and Madelyn Potts both had 5 points, Addy Armey 4 and Kerri Prowant 1. Etter hit two 3-pointers for the Pirates while Hoeffel and Potts both put in 1 each. The Patriots would put in seven 3-pointers. The Pirates were 8-23 from the foul line while the Patriots were 5-9.
Continental falls to 4-4 and will host Fostoria on Monday night. Patrick Henry improves to 5-1.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter