Knoebel and Pirates Upend Creek 51-46

KnoebelThe Charlestown Pirate Basketball team (1-1 & 1-0 MSC) defeated Silver Creek Tuesday evening in the CHS Sports Arena 51-46; right after Pirate for Life Steve Hamilton was recognized as part of the Centennial Celebration year of Pirate Basketball.  The Hamilton family in the house proved to be good luck for the Pirates; or maybe inspiration for Senior Jordon Knoebel, who led the winning cause.  The Pirates led the Dragons 10-9 after the first stanza and 25-22 at the half; before Charlestown maintained the momentum advantage to a 51-46 finish.  The Pirates were led by Senior Jordon Knoebel, who finished the game with 17 points and four assists.  Seniors Trey Woodward added nine points and Trey Shafer added seven to pace the Pirates to their first boys basketball victory over the Dragons since 2012.  “Tonight I thought we played a great TEAM game, while also playing really good defense”, summarized Pirate Head Coach Jason Connell on the win.  Charlestown will see the Dragons again soon, as they match up in the Silver Creek Holiday Tourney on Tuesday, December 27th at 7:30 pm.  The Pirates travel to Scottsburg on Friday to continue MSC play.