The Lady Pirates rolled over visiting City Christian by a 39-15 score Saturday in front of a home crowd in Rockaway Beach.
The hosts jumped out to a quick 15-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Alaina Holm led the charge with 11 of her final 19 points coming in the first quarter. The senior also had both of the team’s two three-point baskets.
In the second quarter, the visitors came back to outscore Neah-Kah-Nie by a 9-8 margin, making it a 23-13.
But after halftime, City Christian was almost completely shut out.
The visitors could not get a point in the third quarter and only could get two more in the fourth quarter.
Going into the final quarter, the Pirates had a 33-13 lead.
Anne Romig finished the game with 10 points, while Maddie Lambert and Jamey Sherman both scored four. Caitlyn Scull scored two points.
Shasta Faria led City Christian with five points.
For Neah-Kah-Nie coach Corey Douma, the Pirates got off to a good start. “We came out very aggressive both on offense and on defense,” he said. “We were able to cause turnovers which led to some easy buckets.
“In the second half, the team really clamped down on them defensively and only allowed two points,” he added.
“Alaina continued her strong play, scoring 19 points and Annie (Romig) added 10 points and played some very strong defense.”
He also praised Lambert for the way she has stepped up in the new role of starter for the Pirates.