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Pirates lose to Glenwood

BICKLETON - The Bickleton High School boys basketball team finished off its season with a loss to Glenwood, 61-44, Tuesday night.

For a few minutes in the first quarter it looked like the Pirates might be able to hold off the Glenwood Eagles, but from out of nowhere Glenwood's Trent Steinbach started lobbing deadly three-pointers.

Steinbach, who had a game high 25 points, threw in seven 3-pointers during Tuesday's game, landing four of them in the first quarter.

Even though the Pirates started out quickly, they couldn't overcome the rapid fire action handed out by Glenwood.

"The wheels just fell off," said Bickleton Coach Ben McBride.

"But our free throw shooting, which has been very good the last couple of games, was one game highlight out of last night's game," McBride said.

"We shot 65 percent from the line," he said. McBride's Pirates bagged 15 of 22 shots from the charity line. He said the Pirates managed to hold down Glenwood's lead scorers, while chalking up their 41 points. "The three-pointers killed us," he said.

Bickleton senior Karl Jensen ended his high school basketball career with 18 points in last night's game. He also brought down 10 rebounds during the season finale. Fellow senior Zach McBride contributed 11 points and five rebounds to mark the conclusion of his prep basketball career. Tyler Jensen grabbed three steals to help out his team.

The Pirates' lone win of the season came back in December at a tournament in Oregon.

. Julia Hart can be contacted at

(509) 837-4500, or you can e-mail her at jhart@eaglenewspapers.com

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