Lady Pirates Top Salem on Homecoming Night
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 16-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play Thursday night after dispatching the visiting Salem Lions 52-44. The night began with Homecoming festivities, including the crowning of Senior Drew Reich as the 2015 King; and ended with the Lady Pirates flexing their experience to gain an important conference victory. Charlestown jumped out to a quick 11-2 lead at the end of the first period and led 20-13 at the half. Salem (9-10 & 3-5 MSC) got to within four points on two occasions in the second half before the Lady Pirates surged ahead in the final two minutes for a 42-44 win. Justice Burdin led the Lady Pirate scorebook, finishing with 16 points. Kaitlynn Henning added 12 points, including 6 of 8 from the free throw line. Shelby Goedeker, who was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game, finished the game with 10 points and several key assists. Goedeker hit two three point goals at key points of the first and third periods, which lifted the Lady Pirate momentum. Charlestown returns to action next Thursday (Jan. 29th), on the road at Clarksville.