Pirate’s boys’ basketball team misses opportunities and loses 4th game in-a-row: 63 to 59.
By Brian Spitzer / Gem of Sound Sports Reporter
The Highline boys’ basketball team is trying to secure a playoff spot. They needed to win against Foster Bulldogs last Friday, January 27th. The
Pirate boys jumped to an excellent halftime lead of 29 to 23 but could not hold off the Foster Bulldogs in the second half of the game, losing by a final score of 63 to 59
Player of the Game
Marquawn McCraney was outstanding and almost single-handedly led the Pirates to victory. He scored a game-high of 20 points , had 11 rebounds, and had 5 assists. He played
tremendously in all phases of the game. In addition to being a great basketball player, Marquawn is one of the top D-1 football wide receiver recruits in the state of Washington for the class of 2024.
Sophomore Colby Crosby took some excellent shots and added 11 points to help the Pirates. Charles Brown and Rubin Humbert had identical stats of 6 points and 8 rebounds.
As the game went on, the Pirates gave up their halftime lead and let Foster back into the game. During the final quarter, Foster outscored the Pirates 20 to 15 and secured the victory.
This was a game that Highline could have won if a few more shots had gone down in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Foster is ahead of Highline in the standings and has a better chance of making the playoffs after the regular season.
3-Point Shots the Key for Foster
Foster was very accurate on their 3-point shooting, which Highline has struggled with throughout this season. The Bulldogs were outstanding, shooting 9 for 19 on 3-pointers during the game; they almost shot an impressive 50% for the game.
This week, the Pirate boys finish their regular season with a home game at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, January 31st, against Evergreen HS.
Come out and support the Pirate boys as they try to finish the season with a win!