Pirates rout Browning, 67-37
POLSON – The Polson Pirates basketball team extended its win streak to four games with a 67-37 rout of the Browning Indians, while the Lady Pirates fell 68-38 to the visiting Lady Indians on Saturday.
The 30-point blowout win clinched the regular season Northwestern A Conference title for the Pirates (12-6, 8-2 NWA) and a No. 1 seed in the Western A Tournament later this month.
In the opening quarter the Pirates’ offense pounced early, racing out to a quick 11-0 lead while the defense held Browning scoreless until the 4:13 mark.
With Browning off balance, the Pirates seized the opportunity to take further control of the game by pushing their lead to 25-9 by quarter’s end.
Jarrett Wilson paced the Pirates during the first-quarter onslaught by scoring 14 points of his game high total of 28 points.
A suffocating second quarter Pirate defense kept Browning searching for an offensive rhythm as both teams made their way into the locker room at the half with the Pirates up 42-19.
The Polson advantage worked up to 55-32 after three quarters of play, while the Pirate bench took the floor for the majority of the fourth quarter.
Colton Graham netted 21 points for Polson, while Tommy Running Rabbit led Browning with 11 points.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Pirates faltered early and fell behind 17-2 by the end of the first quarter, and trailed 36-11 at halftime.
Areanna Burke scored a Lady Pirates game high 12 points followed by Lexi Wirz with nine points.