Pirates advance to League Tourney
Pomeroy plays Gar-Pal Saturday in Palouse
February 13, 2020
COLTON–The Pomeroy Pirates defeated St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse in a play-off game here Thursday 56-33 and will face the No. 1 Garfield-Palouse Vikings in the first round of the District 9 1B Tournament.
The game will tip off at 4 p.m. in Palouse.
The Pirates were trailing 4-2 in the waning minutes of the first quarter when they went on a 20-2 run through the bottom of the first and first 4:30 of the second quarter, helped by three pointers by Evan Bartels, Danner Maves, Trent Gwinn and Maves again. The margin held the rest of the game.
Pomeroy was helped by chilly shooting by the Eagles. Everything from bunnies to three pointers were clanking out, and Pirate rebounders were usually on the receiving end, and the Eagles committed several unforced errors-traveling and carrying the ball-to give it up to Pomeroy. SJEL's big fella Kameron Greenhalgh was a force in the key, ending the night with 17 of SJEL's 33 points.
Pirate Gwinn was the game's scoring leader with 24, and he and Maves were hot from the arc, both nailing three treys.
Pomeroy 56, SJEL 33
Pom9 15 14 18-56
SJEL 4 7 11 11-33
Pomeroy (56) Trent Gwinn 24, Evan Bartels 9, Trevin Kimble 2, Byron Stallcop 8, Danner Maves 13. Free throws: 5/9-55%.
SJEL (33) Ty Harder 5, Doug Stach 6, Pedro Molina-Contreras 2, Owen Swannack 5, Kameron Greenhalgh 17. Free throws: 6/10-60%.