Cedarville’s Sr Boys have had a season full of high tides and low tides. But on Monday, January 18th, the seas finally calmed in Cedarville’s favor as they broke even on their overall record by defeating the Cossatot Eagles 58-33 and picking up their third straight win. The victory brings the Pirates to a straight-up 7-7 overall record and 3-2 conference record.
From tip-off to the final buzzer, the game was all Cedarville. The Cossatot Eagles got a few shots through the net, but with each score made by the Eagles, the Pirates would slam them for twice the amount. Cedarville’s defense didn’t mess around when it came to blocked shots, steals, rebounds, and deflections either. Their face to face beat me if you can attitude kept the Eagles grounded for most of the game.
Offensively, Cedarville rolled in cannons blazing as they averaged 14.5 points per quarter. If that sounds relatively low, most of those points were earned in the first three quarters. Standing atop the bowsprit leading the Pirates in scoring was none other than Austin Cluck who sank the Eagles with 15 points. In an awesome show of effort, Lane Hightower flew on the court and rolled in second in scoring with 13 points. To close out the points in the stat book was Darryl “The Kraken” Kattich and Austin Swaim who both racked up 10 points in the game against Cossatot. Kattich and Swaim also achieved those points in less than three-quarters of their time on the floor.
With the Pirates being even in their overall record and having a one-game ahead record in conference, Cedarville now has the mindset of a new season. A fresh start with a new attitude if you will. The Pirates will go back into conference play on Thursday, January 21st as they head south to face off against a tough Boonville team in a hostile environment. In their first face-off, they took a close 64-60 loss against the Bearcats. So with a win, the Pirates can send a statement in a bottle to the rest of the 3A that Cedarville is a contender.
Photo courtesy of Malinda Mizell