Pirates Become Spoilers at Panther Homecoming

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The stands were packed by supporters for both teams as the Pinnacle Canyon Panthers hosted the Green River Pirates Wednesday night homecoming.

The girls led things off with a tough, close contest which the Pirates came out on top 74-41.

The Panthers struggled in the boys game and took a 64-33 defeat at the hands of Green River.

For the girls, Raycee Birch and Maggie Syrett led the offensive charge for Pinnacle with 16 each. Coach Robert Harmon was disappointed in the outcome feeling like this was a game his girls could have won.

“Poor free throw shooting really hurt us,” he said. “This is going to make our first round play-in game much tougher. But I need to remind myself not to get caught up in the losses and look at how far we have come since they first stepped onto the floor the first day of practice. I really like that they play hard every game and give themselves a chance to win.”

With only two games left, Pinnacle will remain as the fifth seed going into the playoffs. They are on the road in Tabiona this Saturday and will play their final home game next Friday at 7 p.m.

The boys are currently in fourth place in region 18 with four games remaining. They still have to face Green River again. Cody Dean Sanchez scored eight in the loss on Wednesday night and Jackson Nichols added five.

The Panthers will take on Escalante on the road next Wednesday and return home to face Monticello next Friday at 7 p.m.

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