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.
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.