Pirates split with Shoreline at Port Angeles High School gym | Peninsula College Athletics

Pirates split with Shoreline at Port Angeles High School gym

PORT ANGELES – A broken water main forced Peninsula College to close Wednesday morning, but the Pirates were able to play their NWAC North Division home basketball games at Port Angeles High School Wednesday night where the Peninsula women drowned Shoreline 83-44, while the Dolphins sank the first-place Pirates 58-51 in the men’s game.

The Pirate women remain in a tie with Bellevue for the league lead, both at 7-1, and the men slipped to 6-2, but are one game ahead of Bellevue, Shoreline and Skagit Valley, all at 5-3.

“Dwayne Johnson and Port Angeles High School really saved us tonight,” said Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life. “My coaches really wanted to get the games in Wednesday and we managed to do that thanks to our friends at the other end of Park Street. We also had a nice crowd that ventured out on a snowy night and found us.”

Peninsula returns to its own gym Saturday for games against Everett. It’s Pepsi Throwback Night, where fans are encouraged to wear their vintage Pirate gear. Tip off for the women is 4 p.m. and the men follow at 6 p.m.

Women: Peninsula 83, Shoreline 44
It was homecoming for former Pirate head coach Ali Crumb, a former Port Angeles basketball standout, and her Assistant coach Mike Knowles, who coached Crumb before retiring from a very successful head coaching career with the Roughriders.

Whether it was nostalgia, or the snow storm, or just two teams going in different directions, the game wasn’t close. The PC women were simply too much for the visiting Dolphins, as all 12 of the Pirates saw significant playing time in the rout. Jenise McKnight led all scorers with 23 points, Anaya Rodisha had 14 and Sephora Yayouss.

Men: Shoreline 58, Peninsula 51
A tenacious Dolphin defense and a cold-shooting Pirate offense spelled defeat for Peninsula in a game that saw the PC men held to their lowest point total of the season, suffering just their second loss in eight league games.

Cole Rabedeaux led Peinsula with 10 points and Sam Velex had eight to lead the Pirates.

Dana Abe led Shoreline with 22.