Sports

Lady Pirates close out Northwest League with crucial wins; host playoff Wednesday


Two wins proved to be crucial for the Neah-Kah-Nie Lady Pirates.

The Pirates closed out the regular Northwest League season on Feb. 13 with the second of two wins.

That was crucial since Faith Bible could not finish with two wins – losing to City Christian in the final game (25-22).

Neah-Kah-Nie’s Maddie Lambert finds three hands are not a good way to shoot the ball against Nestucca Thursday.
Neah-Kah-Nie’s Maddie Lambert finds three hands are not a good way to shoot the ball against Nestucca Thursday.

That meant the Pirates finished the season alone in second in the league standings behind the undefeated Lady Loggers from Vernonia.

Neah-Kah-Nie’s league play ended with an 11-3 mark, while Faith Bible dropped to 10-4.

The two teams met on Wednesday in Rockaway Beach in a league playoff for the second seed. The last time, the Falcons won 27-20.

The Lady Pirates first picked up a 30-22 victory over Nestucca on Feb. 11, but it was the 43-15 win over Life Christian Saturday that gave Neah-Kah-Nie sole possession of second place in the league standings.

The loss Thursday dropped the Lady Cats into a tie with Life Christian, both with 2-12 league records.

Nestucca ended the season with a 5-18 record.