Women’s basketball: Pirates fall short in upset bid vs. Trojans

North Region standings

Team Rec. Over.

Everett 7-1 18-4

Bellevue 6-2 16-8

Skagit Valley 6-2 12-11

Olympic 4-4 7-12

Peninsula 2-5 4-15

Whatcom 1-6 6-14

Edmonds 1-7 4-19

What a difference a month makes.

After losing by 33 points to Everett in mid-January, Peninsula’s Pirates gave the Trojans all they could handle last weekend.

Uju Chibuogwu had 31 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in helping No. 6-ranked Everett avoid an upset against Peninsula in a 73-64 decision on Feb. 10.

Yamilei Rodriguez had a season-high 19 points — her previous best was nine — to lead the Pirates, who couldn’t overcome a rough night from the field (23 of 70, 33 percent).

Everett shot nearly 52 percent from the field but Peninsula (2-5 in conference play,4-15 overall) kept it close after forcing 20 turnovers and out-rebounding their hosts 43-34.

Jamellia Clark had a double-double for PC with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ashlynn Sharp added 13 points in the loss.

Everett’s lead was just one point after the first quarter and 40-35 at halftime before making a run in the third to seal the win.

Looking ahead

The Pirates host the Olympic Rangers on Feb. 14 and Bellevue Bulldogs on Feb. 17.

Peninsula travels to Mount Vernon for a conference match-up with Skagit Valley before closing out the regular season with two home games: Feb. 24 versus Edmonds and Feb. 28 against Whatcom.

The NWAC tournament is March 10-11 and 17-18 in Everett.

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