Pirates split with Everett, both teams still in first place | Peninsula College Athletics

Pirates split with Everett, both teams still in first place

PORT ANGELES – The Pirate women and men split with Everett Saturday night, but both teams remained in first place in a hotly-contested NWAC North Division with five games remaining in the regular season.

The women fell to Everett 77-71, but the men managed to outscore the Trojans 88-79 in the nightcap before a nice crowd on Pepsi Throwback Night.

The women now share first place with Bellevue and Skagit Valley, all at 7-2 in conference play. Everett is at 6-3, Shoreline 4-5 and Wednesday’s opponent, Olympic, is 3-6 in league play. The Pirates take on the Rangers at Bremerton at 5 p.m.

The Pirate men improved to 7-2, one game ahead of Bellevue and Shoreline, both at 6-3. The men play Olympic (2-7) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rangers’ gym.

Men: Peninsula 88, Everett 79
Jalon McCullough led the way with 23 points and six assists, Darrion Daniels scored 16 and both Omar Low and Kevin Baker finished with 15.

Gio Jackson scored 17 and Dartavious Young 16 to lead Everett.

Women: Everett 77, Peninsula 71
Alicia Dugan hit five three-pointers and poured in a career-high 27 points before fouling out, but the Trojans outplayed the hosts to win by six.

Starting guard Anaya Rodisha was plagued by foul trouble from the start and scored only three points, playing less than 13 minutes before fouling out. Sephora Yayouss and Jenise McKnight were also hampered by fouls.

McKnight finished with 10 points and eight rebounds, Tiffani Smith had nine and Yamilei Rodriguez seven.