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Men's basketball: No. 2 Pirates crush Olympic

 

The Rangers held a lead — but only for a moment.

ÂOlympic guard Michael Gurske hit the first shot of the game to give the Rangers their only lead at 3-0, but it was all Peninsula after that.

Salim Gloyd had a double-double with 20 points and 20 rebounds — in only 21 minutes — as the Pirates sailed past the Rangers 81-52 in Bremerton on Jan. 19.

The No. 2 Peninsula squad (4-1 in conference, 13-5 overall) dominated play from beginning to end, holding the Rangers to just 19-of-73 shooting (26 percent) from the field.

The Pirates have won three straight and 10 of their past 11 games.

Matt Visser contributed 16 points off the bench while TreShawn King-Dunbar added 10 points and six assists.

"ÂWe spent the last two days of practice working on defensive discipline and I believe it showed tonight," P.C. coach Lance Von Vogt said. "We played our whole roster considerable minutes and everyone did a very good job."

The Pirates' pressure forced the Rangers (0-5, 1-13) into 22 turnovers and created 15 steals, leading to 25 P.C. points.

"ÂI thought we did a good job capitalizing on the steals we created tonight," Von Vogt said. "Anytime Olympic made any kind of run we were able to turn up the defensive pressure and turn them over and push the lead back out."

Peninsula also out-rebounded Olympic, 63-45.

Peninsula takes on fast-paced Shoreline (1-4, 2-12) at home tomorrow night, Jan. 23.

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