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Pirates cruise to victory over PC alumni in opener

 

The 2012-13 Peninsula College men's basketball team cruised to a 128-72 victory over a squad of former players Friday night at the Pirate gymnasium. 

Sophomore point guard Daniel Sims led the charge of six Pirate players in double figures with 24 points while freshmen Salim Gloyd and TreShawn King-Dunbar both contributed 22 points on the evening.

Salim Gloyd started off the scoring on the first possession of the game with a top of the key 3-pointer that gave the current Pirates the lead for good. Alumni guard Thad Vinson responded with pull up jumper from the right wing to pull within one at 3-2.  That would be the closest the Alumni would get the rest of the evening as the Pirates scored the next eight points en route to a 52-29 halftime bulge.

The younger quicker and deeper Pirate team overwhelmed the alumni with consistent ball pressure and teamwork that led to 60 percent field goals (52-of-87) and 50 percent three point field goals (17-of-34) on the evening.

Each player on the roster logged considerable minutes for Pirates while contributing to the win.

"I feel like we got better tonight and things are starting to come together for this young group of guys," P.C. coach Lance Von Vogt said.

"We are still a long ways away from where we need to be, but I believe tonight shows that we have the talent and work ethic to get where we need to be once tournament time hits in March," he said.

The other double digit scorers were Djuan Smith 14 points, Donald Gaddy 13 points, Arnold Anderson 10 points. Ten of the 12 players who suited up scored points in the contest and no player played more than 23 minutes in the game.

Sims was close to a triple double finishing with a team high eight assists and seven rebounds.

"This was a terrific night for the Pirates. I enjoyed seeing all the
former players in town and we will build on this alumni game for next
year as well.  We look forward to making this an alumni weekend where we
honor all the guys that have helped us build the tradition that we enjoy
today," said Von Vogt.

Up next for the Pirates will be a considerably tougher contest when they take on the Washington Athletic Club on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm. The Washington Athletic Club features former players from the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, Western Washington University, Ohio University, Davidson University, Northwest Nazarene and University of Puget Sound.
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