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Pirates fall short in overtime against Louise

By Robert Proctor

Yorktown News-View

Leading by nine through the first quarter, 11 at halftime and 15 early in the second half, Nordheim’s first win of the season looked to be well in-hand. From there, turnovers, missed opportunities and not finishing possessions changed the outcome. A five point spurt from Deric Torres in the closing minutes forced overtime, but it was all Louise in the final frame. They outscored Nordheim 8-4 in the final four minutes to take the win, 43-39.

“We stopped doing what got us the lead, stopped being aggressive,” coach Carlton Williams said after Nordheim’s home-opener. “We would get inside or get offensive rebounds and wanna throw it to the three point line.”

Torres and Braylon Williams scored early and often, but that changed down the stretch. Torres finished with 20 points, while Williams had 11.

“When we started driving to the basket, we started avoiding the contact, instead of going through the contact, drawing the fouls,” Castillo said. “I think we were in bonus in the middle of the third quarter, and we didn’t shoot free throws again until the fourth quarter.”

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