The snowstorm that canceled nearly every high school prep game in the region didn’t make a dent in the Peninsula Pirates’ college schedule.
Unfortunate, for sure, for the Shoreline Dolphins.
Taylor Larson scored 21 points, Jesse Ellis scored 14 points and had six assists in a 65-45 Peninsula home win against Shoreline on Jan. 21.
Peninsula started the week with a blowout win against Everett on Jan. 16, then got a break with a bye on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
The respite didn’t seem to throw off the Pirates, who tallied their fourth win in a row Saturday by holding the Shoreline offense to 15 points in the first half.
The Dolphins shot just 17-of-53 (32 percent) from the field, and P.C. out-rebounded the visitors 34-23.
Peninsula racked up 19 steals.
The Pirates (5-1 in NWAACC play, 11-5 overall) host Olympic on Jan. 25 before traveling to Bellevue on Saturday, Jan. 28.
The Peninsula women already had the lead they needed. The second half? Icing on the cake.
The Pirates outscored host Everett 47-10 in the second half en route to a whopping 85-30 win on Jan. 16.
Peninsula took command of the game on the offensive and defensive glass, out-rebounding the Trojans 74-34.
Larson (22 points, 13 rebounds), Tia Mason (21 points, 12 rebounds) and Jasmine Yarde (14 points, 12 rebounds and six steals) each had double-doubles.
Ellis had 10 points and Karli Brakes chipped in with a game-high seven assists.
“I thought we played really low intensity defense in the first half,” Peninsula coach Alison Crumb said. “I told the girls we need to play our basketball and in the second half they came out firing.”
Crumb named Mason her player of the game.
“[Tia] gave us a spark that fed our enthusiasm and it was a great performance to watch,” Crumb said.
“Again, we had a balanced effort with everyone on our team scoring.”
The one exception, Crumb noted, is Raquel Young, who is out with an ankle injury.
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