A pair of high-scoring wins at the recent Tacoma Crossover improved the PC men’s record to 7-4 heading into this coming weekend’s Clackamas Holiday Tournament.
On Dec. 15, Peninsula got a balanced scoring attack to outlast Big Bend, 93-84, to open the West Regional crossover in Tacoma.
Battling foul trouble, Colby Jackson still led the Pirates with 21 points in 22 minutes of action. Kaelin Crane added 20 points and six rebounds, and Trent Warren added 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. PC also got nine points and six boards off the bench from Zach Day.
Blake Dittman led Big Bend with 23 points.
A day later, Peninsula couldn’t overcome a 12-point halftime deficit as they fell to Umpqua, 90-74.
Coleman Johnson led four RiverHawks in double figures with 19 points.
Jackson and Day had 14 points each to lead Peninsula, while Marky Adams added 10 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots.
Peninsula finished the tourney with a 2-1 records after routing Tacoma, 98-75, on Dec. 17.
Warren led all scorers with 22 points, sinking four 3-pointers. Jackson added 17 points and six assists, and James Buckley had a season-high 16 points in just 19 minutes off the bench.
Tariq Romain led Tacoma with 18 points.
Peninsula returns to the hardcourt Dec. 28 against Yakima in the Clackamas tournament in Oregon City, Ore. The Pirates match up with No. 8-ranked South Puget Sound on Dec. 29, and Linn-Benton on Dec. 30.
PC hosts Highline on Jan. 4 and Shoreline on Jan. 10.