Pirate boys enter state tournament

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SUN photo/Mike Pierce Briar Erskine (12) rises above a crowd of defenders to put up a shot during Saturday night’s Intermountain League tournament game. Though Erskine added three points, pulled down four rebounds, stole the ball once and blocked one shot, the Alamosa Mean Moose still managed to pull out the victory over the Pirates, 50-35. Both teams now move ahead to the state tournament this week.
SUN photo/Mike Pierce
Briar Erskine (12) rises above a crowd of defenders to put up a shot during Saturday night’s Intermountain League tournament game. Though Erskine added three points, pulled down four rebounds, stole the ball once and blocked one shot, the Alamosa Mean Moose still managed to pull out the victory over the Pirates, 50-35. Both teams now move ahead to the state tournament this week.

The Pagosa Springs boys’ basketball team entered postseason action last week during the Intermountain League Tournament and the results were no different than what Pirate fans have grown to expect this year — mixed — with the boys winning one game and losing the next.

The Falcons

“Friday night’s game against Centauri was another close one,” coach Randy Sorenson wrote in an email to SUN staff.

By the end of the first quarter, the Pirates had pulled ahead, 15-8, but in the second quarter the tables turned and the boys only scored 11 more while allowing 16.

“We got off to an early seven-point lead,” the coach clarified, “but Centauri fought back and cut into the lead. We had a two-point lead at half.”

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