Harris & Long Lead Pirate Rout of #7 Providence
The Pirate Basketball team traveled to Class 2A #7 Providence Pioneers Saturday evening for a regular season match-up; in advance of meeting the Pioneers a second straight time December 29th in the Silver Creek Holiday Tourney. Charlestown (4-2) trailed the hosts 11-8 at the end of the first period; but then began to vapor lock the Pioneers with their two-three zone to a 21-15 halftime lead. The Charlestown zone kept Providence at bay the remainder of the game; as Pirates Korey Harris and Jamal Long poured on the offense to rout Providence (5-2) for the early season upset. Harris finished the game with 18 points, including four baskets from beyond the arc. Jamal Long added 17 points as the Pirates outscored the Pioneers 19-4 in the third stanza and 14-9 in the final period. Tanner Wesp finished with ten points as the Pirates routed the home standing Pioneers 58-28. The next outing for both team is a 7:30 pm meeting in the Silver Creek Holiday Tournament on Tuesday, December 29th. Merry Christmas Pirate Nation!