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The rivalry game between Green River and Pinnacle took place on Tuesday night. The Pirates jumped off to an early lead, doubling up the Panthers in the first quarter, 20-10. Pinnacle battled back in the second quarter to cut the deficit to seven at half, 35-28. It was all Pirates in the second half as they went on to win 73-43.
Ben Scott led the Panthers with 14 rebounds, nine rebounds and three steals. The Pirates held Pinnacle to under 30% shooting on the night.
With the win, Green River keeps its Region 19 Title hopes alive. The Pirates are currently tied for second with Wayne (5-2) in Region 19. They are one game behind first place Monticello (5-0) in the standings but are two games back from the Buckaroos in the loss column. Green River (9-8, 5-2 Region 19) will host Monument Valley (3-10, 1-3 Region 19) on Friday to wrap up the week.
Pinnacle (3-14, 0-4 Region 19) will continue on the road on Thursday to play Whitehorse (3-13, 0-5 Region 19) as each team seeks its first region win. Then, the Panthers will host Monument Valley (3-10, 1-3 Region 19) on Saturday.