Category Archives: Girls Basketball

Lady Pirates Advance to Sectional Semi-Final

threeLadyPirates2017The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team opened Class 3A Sectional #30 play Wednesday evening, out lasting scoring surges by senior-laden Salem, for a 55-51 victory.  Charlestown will now face Brownstown in Friday’s 7:30 pm tip Sectional Semi-Final.  Brownstown defeated Scottsburg Wednesday evening, to earn their Semi-Final bid.  The Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Braves on January 7th by one point after two overtimes.  A nip and tuck first half found the Lady Pirates leading Salem 27-19 at halftime Wednesday evening.  Charlestown fought off turnovers the entire game, provoked by an active Lady Lion defense; however the Lady Pirates shot over 90 percent from the free throw line to keep them in the game.  Charlestown outscored Salem 10-0 to open the second half, but then allowed the Lions to surge back and take a two point led in the third.  Despite a loosely called game in the first half, players were caught off guard in the second when officiating foul calling tighten.  Salem’s game plan became complicated with foul trouble, but stayed within striking distance until the final minute of the game when free throws iced it for Charlestown.  The Lady Pirates were led in scoring by Junior Samantha Matthews, who finished the game with 22 points; and Freshman Peyton Crace added nine.  Freshman Karston Watson came up with big plays at late in the game while also scoring eight points respectively.  Matthews and Watson were named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Players of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Listen to the game broadcast archive at anytime.  Pirate Pride Sport Broadcasting will cover Friday’s Charlestown-Brownstown semi-final game live from Sectional #30 host Corydon High School; however a large crowd cheering the Lady Pirates on was missed Wednesday night, and preferred the rest of the way.  Charlestown-Brownstown is Friday’s second Semi-Final game, as Corydon and North Harrison will tip at 6:00 pm in the first Semi-Final matchup.

Lady Pirates Begin Sectional Play Wednesday

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team will begin Class 3A Sectional #30 play in the 42nd Annual State Tournament, Wednesday evening February 1st at Corydon High School.  The Lady Pirates (13-10) will take on Salem Wednesday evening at approximately 7:30 pm; or twenty minutes after the conclusion of the 6pm tip game between Brownstown and Scottsburg.  The winner of Charlestown vs. Salem will face the winner of the Brownstown vs. Scottsburg game Friday night in the 7:30 pm Sectional Semi-Final.  Charlestown defeated Salem (14-10) at home on January 19th, 57-52; so all indications is that Wednesday’s game should be a good match-up.  Sectional single night tickets are $6.00 each while all session tickets are $10.00 each.

If you absolutely can’t make it to the game, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover Charlestown’s play in the girls sectional live from Corydon High School beginning at 7:15 pm Wednesday evening.  Listen on-line at or on the free CPPSB app on your mobile device.  Join CPPSB in wishing our Lady Pirates all the best in Sectional play and be there Wednesday evening to help cheer them on to Friday’s Semi-Final round.

Homecoming Ticket Special for CHS Students Announced

The Charlestown High School Athletic Office has announced a special ticket offer for CHS students wanting to attend Homecoming basketball games this week.  Ticket sales will be conducted at CHS Thursday during first and second lunch.

Students will have the opportunity to buy a five ($5) dollar ticket that will allow them to attend all 3 home basketball games this week.

Again, tickets will only be sold during 1st and 2nd lunches…this special will not be available at the door on any of the 3 nights. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support CHS during homecoming.

Athletic Events of Special Interest this Week

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department would like to remind Pirate Nation of the continued events still scheduled in conjunction with the 100 Years of Pirate Basketball Celebration and some very important events upcoming during this week.

Tuesday, January 17th – Boys Basketball vs. Fox Creek – JV tip at 6:00pm( vs. Jeffersonville JV), Varsity to follow vs. Fox Creek

Thursday, January 19th – Girls Basketball vs. Salem (Boys Homecoming between Games) / 3:00 minute mark – Kristen Mattox Silver Anniversary Team / Halftime – Recognize the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Sectional Champs

Friday, January 20th – Boys Basketball vs. Eastern (Girls Homecoming between Games) / Mr. Chuck Ledbetter signing books throughout the night

Saturday, January 21st – Boys Basketball vs. Corydon / Halftime – Recognize 20th Anniversary of the 1997 Sectional Champs

Good Luck to our Pirate Wrestlers as they compete in the MSC Conference Championships Thursday at Eastern HS starting at 6:00 pm.

Good luck to our Lady Pirate Girls Swimmers as they compete in MSC Conference Championships Thursday 1/19 at Salem Middle School starting at 6:00 pm.

Basketball Scheduling Clarification for this Week

The following is a clarification of this week’s Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball Schedule, it is a bit different and thus confusing.

Tonight December 14th, Charlestown will host both boys and girls Junior Varsity match-ups with Rock Creek Academy.  Both games will begin at 6:00 pm using both the Main and Auxiliary gyms at Charlestown High School.

Friday, December 16th, Rock Creek Academy will host the Girls and Boys Varsity double-header at their facility on US 31, just north of Sellersburg.  The Girls Varsity game between Charlestown and Rock Creek will begin at 6:00 pm with the Boys Varsity game between Charlestown and Rock Creek immediately following at approximately 7:30 pm.

Saturday, December 17th, the Boys Basketball team will host Providence in the CHS Sports Arena.  Junior Varsity will tip at 6:00 pm with Varsity immediately following at approximately 7:30 pm as normal.

Lady Pirates Squeak Past Rebels 61-60

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 3-2 on the young season Saturday after squeaking past the visiting Lady Rebels of South Central 61-60.  After leading 26-23 at the half, Charlestown fell behind after three 45-42; but then used a solid fourth to out score the visitors 61-60.  Freshman Peyton Crace led the Pirates in scoring, finishing with 17 points, fifteen of which were scored in the second half.  The Lady Pirates got six big three’s (three a piece) from Jackie Bascardi and Samantha Matthews; Bascardi finished with the game with nine while Matthews and Junior Bri Harvey added 14 each for the winning cause.  The Lady Pirates are currently averaging just over 64 points per game.  Charlestown will be back in action Monday and Tuesday, as the Girls Junior Varsity will host New Washington on Monday evening at 6:00 pm; and the Girls Varsity will host New Washington Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm as part of a Girls and Boys Varsity double-header.

Lady Pirates Thump Their Creek Rivals, 90-60

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 2-1 and 1-1 in the Mid-Southern Conference by making quick work of defeating the visiting Dragons of Silver Creek (1-4).  Charlestown jumped out to a quick 22-12 lead then extended it to a 46-35 halftime lead enroute to a 90-60 final.  Charlestown was led in scoring by Sophomore Samantha Matthews, who finished with 25, including five of the team’s nine three point goals.  Junior Bri Harvey added 19, Freshman Jacqueline Biscardi added 18, and Freshman Peyton Crace 15.  “We try to space things out and try to get good looks at the goal”, commented first year Lady Pirate Head Coach Scott Matthews.  The Lady Pirates did a great job of driving past their match ups.  Charlestown travels to Corydon to continue Mid-Southern Conference play this Friday.

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