The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team won their fifth straight game while defeating conference rival Brownstown in Friday’s Sectional Semi-Final at Corydon High School. The victory advances Charlestown to Saturday’s Sectional Championship game versus North Harrison, set to tip at 7:00 pm at Corydon High School. Generally it is difficult to defeat the same basketball team twice in one season; especially when the first contest was a close victory as the Lady Pirates did against Salem and Brownstown last month. Charlestown has shown had it can be done, dispatching Salem Wednesday evening in the Sectional and again Friday night against Brownstown, 54-45.
The Lady Pirates trailed the majority of the first half, but remained in striking distance to a 23-22 halftime advantage. The second half showed that Charlestown recognized what was keeping them in the game during the first half, and stuck with it. The Lady Pirates surged ahead three times, generally maintaining a two possession game until the final minutes when Brownstown was forced to foul and Charlestown to hit free throws sealing the deal.
Charlestown was led in scoring by Junior Samantha Matthews, who led all scorers with twenty-one. Junior Erin Kimbrell took command of the situation with about four minutes remaining when Matthews got hit with her foul foul, slowing her pace a bit. Kimbrell asked for the ball, hustled to the ball and drove the lane drawing tough fouls to give the Lady Braves to much to handle. Kimbrell finished the game logging 11 points and was named the Coyle Chevy, GMC, Buick and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting. Junior Gabi Gagnon also stepped up for the Lady Pirates, adding nine points and some crucial assists to improve Lady Pirate momentum.
Charlestown will now face Class 3A #1 North Harrison in Saturday’s Corydon Sectional Championship Game. Come out Pirate Nation and help support the Lady Pirates as they play not only the program’s 11th sectional title, but also the right to play at home for the Regional round next Saturday. Fans who absolutely can’t make it to Saturday’s game can listen to live Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting coverage beginning at 6:30 pm at www.CPPSB.com or via the CPPSB app on smart phones or mobile devices.
The 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 www.CPPSB.com 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.
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 www.CPPSB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.