In a preview of the February 22 sectional semifinal at Bryan, the Lady Raiders jumped out to an early lead over the Lady Pirates to take control of the game. The Raiders opened up the first quarter by scoring 27 while limiting the Lady Pirates to 6. The Pirates made a stellar comeback in the second by outscoring the Lady Raiders 15-8 to make the half time totals Raiders 35 Pirates 21. The second half was all Raiders as they won the third quarter 21-8 and fourth 14-11. Wayne Trace 70 Continental 40 was the final.
Amber Logan led the Pirates with 12 (2 three pointers) while McKenna Scott added 11. Jade Zachrich, Blair Tegenkamp, and Emma Recker each had 4 while Ashley Mansfield scored 3 and Alivia Homier contributed 2.
The Lady Pirates are in action on Saturday as they host Patrick Henry in a Senior Day Special. Come on out to the Cove to cheer on the Pirates and Seniors McKenna Scott and Emma Recker in the 12:30 start.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter
–Phots by Kelly Sarka