After being without Kamsi Ikegbunam (21) the week prior, the Pirates’ big man returned to help Wylie win three of four last week. Oladipo Awowale/The Wylie News
After starting the year on a bit of a skid, the Wylie Pirates have a winning record after last week’s action. They dropped their Tuesday contest with Rockwall-Heath, before defeating Frisco, Frisco Heritage and Frisco Lone Star in Prosper’s three-day round robin tournament to move to 7-5.
Tuesday’s matchup with the Hawks was quite the contest until Rockwall-Heath pulled away in the fourth quarter. Still, for most of the game, the Pirates looked primed to upset a Hawks’ team that entered the contest with just a single loss.
The two squads traded baskets for most of the first half, but a late run in the second quarter saw Rockwall-Heath push their early advantage to seven by halftime. Still, the Pirates refused to go away in this one.
Led by Noah Mallory, the Pirates put a run of their own together to open the second half, cutting the deficit to just four points entering the final frame. Unfortunately, that is where Wylie’s momentum ended.
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By Austin Smith | [email protected]