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Lady Pirates shoot down Blue Jays (video)


Neah-Kah-Nie broke the 50-point mark for the first time this season Monday with a 53-20 victory over Jewell in the Driftwood Classic basketball tournament at Neah-Kah-Nie High School.

Senior Alaina Holm led the Lady Pirates past the 1A Blue Jays with 21 points, outscoring the entire team.

According to coach Corey Douma, the hosts came out a played a good game. “They worked hard. The girls came out and used their defense to create offense,” he said. “We got a lot of points off turnovers.”

Douma said he challenged Holm to up her game. “We challenged her to be more aggressive on the offensive end and she scored 21 points for us. It was good to see her take control offensively.”

Holm was the only scorer for the Pirates to make it into double digits. Maddie Lambert finished with seven, while Caitlyn Scull, Sara Phillips, Jamey Sherman and Annie Romig each scored six.

The win improved the Pirates’ record to 3-3 for the season.

Neah-Kah-Nie will play Willamina Tuesday at 10 a.m.The Bulldogs defeated Joseph by a 41-23 score Monday to improve to 5-4 for the season.

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Neah-Kah-Nie coach Corey Douma praises his squad after they handed the Lady Blue Jays from Jewell a 53-20 loss in the Driftwood Classic basketball tournament Monday Dec. 28. Alaina Holm led the Pirates with 21 points while Gabi Morales was the top scorer for Jewell with 11 points.