With a postseason berth long since disappeared, Peninsula's women hoopsters were looking for a few moral victories against two of the best teams in their division last week.
They got exactly that - few moral victories - in losses to Bellevue and Skagit Valley.
Star transfer Danika Goodwin suffered a head injury in P.C.'s 67-40 home loss to Bellevue on Feb. 3.
The former Port Angeles star returned to action three days later, but the Pirates suffered a similar fate against the division-leading Cardinals, falling 76-37 at Mount Vernon.
Brianna DeSantis led the Pirates with 10 points while teammate Dena Houser added nine points and six rebounds, but Peninsula was no match for the Cardinal's physical play and quick hands. Skagit out-rebounded Peninsula 52-36 and converted 30 P.C. turnovers into 34 points.
Brandi Benner led Skagit Valley with 21 points.
Against Bellevue on Feb. 3, Goodwin hurt her head late in the first half and did not return. She was treated at Olympic Medical Center as a cautionary measure for a concussion.
The Pirates played the Bulldogs closer in the second half but dropped the 67-40 decision.
Blair Musgrove led Peninsula with 14 points, DeSantis had 10 and Houser added nine. Emily Garner led the team with nine rebounds.
Maddie Miller led a balanced Bellevue scoring attack with 13 points.
With five games left on the schedule, Peninsula (2-9 in conference play, 3-16 overall) looks to rebound this week, taking on North Seattle on the road Feb. 10 and hosting Whatcom on Feb. 13.