Long and the Pirates Upset Academy 68-28
The Charlestown Pirate Basketball team used a 37-9 second half scoring advantage to upset Christian Academy on their home floor Saturday evening. The loss is the Warrior’s 4th of the season, as they dropped to 13-4; after coming into the contest against Charlestown favored by a dozen points. Christian Academy, currently ranked fifth in 1A, defeated Jeffersonville 60-33 on December 27th and fell to Bloomington North by one in overtime on December 30th. The Pirates (5-7) led the Warriors 31-17 at halftime. “We ran our offense so well, our defensive rebounding was excellent”, commented a proud Coach Jason Connell. Junior Jamal Long, who averages 10 points per game, led all scorers with 22 points, Tristan Chester added 13 and Lex Smith 12 for the winning Pirates. Charlestown is back in action on Tuesday in the CHS Sports Arena, hosting 4A #8 New Albany. Pirate Nation, come out and support your Pirates, as they continue to improve.