Pirates Surge Ahead Late-Top Clarksville 55-41

The Pirate Boys Basketball team improved their record to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play by topping the visiting Generals of Clarksville 55-41 Friday evening.  Charlestown and Clarksville (0-4) played an even first quarter to a fourteen all tie; and kept it close for a 25-23 home lead at halftime.  Shaun Mansfield and Jamal Long paced the Pirates in the second, Mansfield finishing the game with 15 points and Long 13 respectfully.  Jordan Knoebel added 12 points for Charlestown, who won their third straight against the rival Generals Friday evening.  The Pirates led Clarksville 40-30 after three before putting the game out of reach in the fourth.  “Great conference win!” commented Pirate Head Coach Jason Connell, who was pleased that his team “played four quarters of basketball”.  “Very proud of our guys”, concluded Coach Connell.  The Pirates are back in action next Saturday (19th) at Providence (3-1).