Category Archives: Girls Basketball

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.

CHS to Honor Girls & Boys Basketball 1K Scorers

Tuesday November 22nd Charlestown High School would like to recognize members of its 1,000 point club.  Currently we have 9 girls players and 7 boys players that have scored 1,000 points during their High School career.

Players and Families should arrive at the game at approximately 6:30.  These players will be recognized between the girls and boys game vs. New Washington, Tuesday, November 22nd.

1,000 POINT CLUB MEMBERS contact Charlestown High School Athletic Director Chad Gilbert ( for more details.

LADY PIRATE 1000 POINT CLUB MEMBERS:  Abby Conklin, 1990-1993, 2,616; Kaitlynn Henning, 2012-2015, 1,528; Kristin Mattox, 1989-1992, 1,414; Kelly Adams, 1987-1990, 1,284; Kristen Hall, 1995-1998, 1,186; LaTonya Lloyd, 2005-2007, 1,176; Kaelin Hall, 1997-2000, 1,129; Amanda Miller, 2007-2010, 1,055; & Justice Burdin, 2012-2015, 1,025

PIRATE 1000 POINT CLUB MEMBERS:  Jerry Johnson, 1974-1977, 1,497; Michael Frazier, 1997-2000, 1,458; Chad Gilbert, 1987-1990, 1,392; Mike Bottorff, 1969-1972, 1,322; Mark Christman, 1984-1987, 1,135; Alex Hall, 2002-2005, 1,133; & Wally Napier, 1981-1984, 1,064.

Matthews Approved to Take Lady Pirate Helm

The Greater Clark School Corporation Tuesday evening approved the hiring of Scott Matthews as the new Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach.  Matthews, who served as an assistant last season for the program, replaces Michael Prichard, who resigned in late July.  Coach Matthews is originally from New Washington, but has also coached basketball Madison Shawe, Austin and Clarksville.  Coach Matthews has been coaching Boys and Girls Tennis at Charlestown since arriving to the staff in 2013.

Girls Basketball to Hold Youth Camps in May

The Charlestown Lady Pirates Basketball Program has announced their 2016 Youth Camp Dates.  The weeks for camp, are based upon the participants 2016-2017 School grade Enrollment and are as follows:

K-2nd Grade May 16-19th

3rd-5th Grade May 23-26th

6th-8th Grade May 31-June 2nd

The camps will be held in the CHS Sports Arena at a cost of $25 per camper or $40 for two campers from the same household.  Download and print an Camp Brochure and Registration form by clicking HERE.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach Michael Prichard at

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