BICKLETON - The Bickleton High School boys basketball team finally got to take on Jubilee Christian High School last night, only to loss 57-34.
The Pirates had been scheduled to meet the Dayton area team in early December, but scheduling conflicts postponed the non-league meeting until last night.
"They are a very athletic team," said Bickleton Coach Ben McBride.
"They completely outscored us in the second quarter," he said.
McBride said Jubilee collected a lot of its points with a high percentage of accurate 3-pointers.
The 26-10 second quarter score created a deficit the Pirates couldn't overcome. The teams went into halftime with Jubilee up 35-14.
The Pirates had a good second half, coming back 14-11 in the third quarter, McBride said, but Jubilee wouldn't give up the lead.
Despite Tuesday night's loss, McBride was proud of his team's efforts.
"They are working really hard," he said.
Tyler Jensen was the Pirates' high scorer with 12 points. He also grabbed nine rebounds, while Bryan Whitmore added 10 rebounds. But the players' efforts didn't pay off. "We just gave up too many second and third short opportunities," McBride said.
The Pirates (0-9,1-13) will meet Klickitat at home on Friday and Sunnyside Christian High School on Saturday night in Sunnyside.
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