Neah-Kah-Nie basketball update

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Lady Pirates climb

The second victory over City Christian in a week catapulted the Lady Pirates to 4-1 in Northwest League contests (6-4 overall) and sole possession of second place.

Faith Bible remained at 3-1 in league, falling to third place by one-half game in the league standings while not playing.

The Lady Pirates won the rematch at City Christian Friday by a 30-23 margin, moving to 13th in the most recent OSAA girls basketball rankings.

With Faith Bible hosting the Pirates Tuesday, the battle for second place in
league continues.

The Pirates won 31-29 against the Falcons on Tuesday night.
The win by the Pirates dropped Faith Bible further into third place with a 3-2 mark.

The Pirates will hit the road Thursday for a nonleague game at Santiam, then travel to play NWL rival Life Christian Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

The Lady Pirates return home Jan. 19 when rival Nestucca comes to Rockaway Beach for a 6 p.m. contest.

Neah-Kah-Nie's Vince Igitol watches as the ball is knocked away by Jewell's Trystan Silva during Tuesday's 50-18 win over the Blue Jays in the Driftwood Classic tournament in Rockaway Beach.
Neah-Kah-Nie’s Vince Igitol watches as the ball is knocked away by Jewell’s Trystan Silva during Tuesday’s 50-18 win over the Blue Jays in the Driftwood Classic tournament in Rockaway Beach.

Boy Basketball

City Christian 66, Neah-Kah-Nie 59
In other action, City Christian handed Neah-Kah-Nie a loss Friday for the second time in a week.

However, the Pirates came closer to knocking
off the Lions the second time around, losing by seven in a 66-59 Northwest League
contest.

On Tuesday, the boys added another loss to their season against Faith Bible: 30-40.






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