Men’s basketball: Pirates hit triple digits, top Tritons

North Region standings

Team Rec. Over.

Everett 5-1 17-4

Whatcom 4-2 11-9

Bellevue 3-3 14-7

Peninsula 3-3 13-8

Shoreline 3-3 7-10

Edmonds 2-4 14-7

Olympic 2-4 12-7

Skagit Valley 2-4 8-12

Looking to rebound from another close loss, Colby Jackson and the Pirates weren’t about to let this one get away.

Jackson scored a game-high 34 points — including seven 3-pointers in 10 tries — as the Pirates upset No. 6-ranked Edmonds on the road on Jan. 27.

Cameron Burton added 21 points and Marky Adams chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds, as Peninsula built a 17-point lead by halftime (50-33) and held on the for the victory.

Peninsula earned it on the line and on the boards, out-rebounding Edmonds 40-34 and sinking 27-of-31 (87 percent) from the charity stripe.

Edmonds cut PC’s lead to four (87-83) with 1:56 left but a Burton 3-pointer extended Peninsula’s lead and hit six consecutive free throws in the next minute to seal the win.

Jake Higgins led four Tritons scoring at least 20 points with 25 of his own.

Three days prior, Peninsula saw a first half lead as big at 10 points dissipate in another close loss on Jan. 24, falling to the visiting Skagit Valley Cardinals.

Dason Youngblood hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds remaining and Kaelin Crane missed a last-gasp shot at the buzzer to tie the game in the 82-80 defeat.

The Cardinals hit their final three fields goals and free throws to lock down the road win.

Adams led Peninsula with 19 points. Trent Warren had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Jackson added 14 points, five rebounds and six assists.

Skagit’s Justin Burks led all scorers with 27 points.

Looking ahead

The Pirates are back in action Jan. 31 at Whatcom. They are at Shoreline on Feb. 7 and No. 2-ranked Everett on Feb. 10 before returning home to play the Olympic Rangers on Dec. 14.

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