By Tim O’Malley
The Nordheim Pirates have pushed themselves to second place after defeating Runge 55-35 on Feb. 9 and Austwell-Tivoli 69-44 on Feb 12.
Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, With Runge we have played harder than we have been playing in a while with hustle and effort. Against Austwell, it was the best game of the year.”
While playing Runge at home, Nordheim had a dominating first period 11-5 and though they scored 18 points in the second period coach Williams his pushing his players harder. He said, “I knew we could outrun Runge. I wanted Eli Julian to have better opportunity in getting some good looks. Teams, lately, have been double teaming him, boxing him out and he was getting frustrated not being able to get some shots.”
The Pirates ending the last period running out the clock for 3:30 and limiting Runge to 4 points ending the game 55-35.