Pirates Fall to Creek in MSC Opener

The Charlestown Pirate Basketball team (1-1 & 0-1 MSC) opened Mid-Southern Conference play Tuesday evening in the CHS Sports Arena, hosting Silver Creek (2-0 & 1-0 MSC).  The defending sectional champion Dragons jumped out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter and paced themselves to a 31-12 halftime lead before taking the game with a 57-39 final.  The Pirates shot just 33% from the field due to a quick Dragon defense.  “Tonight we got off to a very slow start and had a very hard time recovering from that.  In the second half we cane out fighting and played a solid half of basketball.  We learned a lot about our team and will continue to work to improve” commented Coach Connell after the game.  The Pirates were led in scoring by Senior Tristan Chester, who finished with 11, and Lex Smith, who added 9 points.  The Pirates are back in action Friday night at Scottsburg.