Pirates Survive Double OT versus Salem, 79-71

The Charlestown Pirate Basketball team hosted Salem for their regular season finale in the CHS Sports Arena Saturday night.  The pre-game festivities included honoring winter sport Seniors, the 1990 Pirate Basketball Sectional Championship team, and all military veterans in the house with a 50′ x 80′ American flag National flag.  The Pirates trailed the Lions 32-28 at halftime, but battled back in the second half to tie at 54 at the end of regulation.  Both teams tied at 59 after the end of the first overtime.  Jamal Long led Pirate scores with 23 points, Korey Harris and Gage Martin both finished with 15 points a piece, and Eli Daniel added 12 points.  The Pirate finish the regular season with a 10-12 record overall and 4-5 in MSC play.  The Pirates will begin Sectional play Wednesday versus host Corydon at 7:30 pm.