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    Deric Torres drives up the court for a basket at last Tuesday’s (Feb. 25) Bi-District playoff game against Knippa in Charlotte. The Pirates won the Bi-District playoff game 50-47, and faced Leggett in Sealy the following Friday (Feb. 28). Photo by Robert Proctor/Yorktown News-View.

Nordheim Pirates end 2020 basketball season

By Jacob Stock

Yorktown News-View

Earning a trip to the area playoffs for the second straight year, the Nordheim Pirates traveled to Sealy to face the Leggett Pirates on Friday, Feb. 28. Nordheim, familiar with Leggett, faced them last year in the area round of the playoffs on the same court falling just short, 54-50.

A tough first quarter put the Pirates in a deficit that was tough to climb out of.

“We just didn’t take care of business tonight,” coach Carlton Williams stated. “Overall we played hard.”

The Pirates went on several runs in the second and third quarters that saw them get within as few as seven points, but a tough Leggett team would not allow them any closer.

“That was just a really good team, with a lot of good athletes,” Williams noted. “We had a lot of good looks that just didn’t fall for us.”

The ball was not friendly at times for the Pirates who had a lot of opportunities but just could not cash in. The season would come to an end after the 67-48 defeat by Leggett.

Nordheim, 18-14 (6-2 in district), finishes their impressive season with a lot of things to be proud about. 

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