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Bickleton Pirates sink Kahlotus ship

KAHLOTUS - The Bickleton Pirates boys basketball team kept its record perfect this past Saturday, improving to 4-0 with a 50-28 win at Kahlotus.

Assistant Coach Chris Venema said Bickleton was actually in a tight contest to start, with the score tied 18-18 in the first half.

But the Pirates put the contest away thanks to having more depth than Kahlotus, which only suited up seven players.

"It was a real tight game in the first quarter, but their guys got into foul trouble and we went inside and dominated the offensive boards," said Venema.

Bickleton's one-two punch in the paint of Edgar Molina and Andrew Venema scored 18 and 12 points, respectively, to outscore the hosts.

Venema also had 17 rebounds to lead the Pirates to 32 boards for the contest.

Nick Venema had five steals for Bickleton, and teammates Junior Hernandez and Patrick Maeder chipped in seven and six points, respectively.

"Our whole game was inside and we got a lot of putbacks," Venema said. "It was an intense game, man defense, full court the whole game."

Bickleton returns to action this coming Wednesday when it hosts the Riverside Christian JV team.

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