Pirates in driver's seat, home Wednesday on Wilder Auto Night | Peninsula College Athletics

Pirates in driver's seat, home Wednesday on Wilder Auto Night

PORT ANGELES – The Pirate women and men are driving in the fast lane, atop the North Division, but they face a tough test at home Wednesday against the Whatcom Orcas on Wilder Auto Center Night.

The PC women are coming off Saturday’s 73-54 win over Edmonds and share first place in the North with Bellevue, both at 5-1. The Bulldogs narrowly beat Whatcom 66-62 Saturday. Skagit Valley is right behind at 4-2, followed by Everett and Shoreline at 3-3, Olympic and Whatcom at 2-4 and Edmonds 0-6.

The PC men, meanwhile, are all alone atop the North at 5-1, followed by Whatcom at 4-2, Bellevue, Shoreline, Skagit Valley and Everett all at 3-3, Edmonds 2-4 and Olympic 1-5. The Pirates are coming off a 95-74 win over Edmonds and Whatcom also won on Saturday night, 69-65, at home against Bellevue.

Wednesday’s games tip off at 5:00 (women) and 7:00 (men). It’s Wilder Auto Center Night and the halftime show will feature a scrimmage including the Avalanche basketball team.

Women: Peninsula 73, Edmonds 54
In a game that saw all 12 Pirates see action, Jenise McKnight led Peninsula with 16 points and 17 rebounds, Tai Thomas hit for 13 points, Anaya Rodisha had 12 points and Tiffani Smith scored nine.

The Pirates totally dominated the boards, outrebounding Edmonds 67-34.

Men: Peninsula 95, Edmonds 74
The Pirates hit 12 three-pointers and shot 51 percent from the floor, pulling away from a 43-35 lead at halftime to win by 21.

Five PC men scored in double figures, led by Jalon McCullough with 22 points and five assists, Alex Baham with 19 points and seven rebounds, Trent Warren with 16 points and eight boards, and Darrion Daniels and Cole Rabedeaux with 12 points each.