The Pirates looked to chalk up a win as they headed into the Jan. 14 boys basketball game with Elizabeth. Englewood came into the week with an …
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The Pirates looked to chalk up a win as they headed into the
Jan. 14 boys basketball game with Elizabeth.
Englewood came into the week with an overall 2-8 record while
Elizabeth is 0-11. The Pirates coach said his teams should be
competitive against Elizabeth and a win is possible.
However, the challenge is tougher Jan. 16 when Golden, one of
the league leaders, comes to town.
Both contests will be played at Englewood High School, with the
freshman game at 4 p.m., the JV game at 5:30 and the varsity
scheduled to tip off at 7. A single ticket is good for all three
games that are played in the EHS field house at the southeast end
of the school building at 3800 S. Logan St.
The Pirates lost two tough battles last week, dropping the Jan.
7 game to Jefferson, 67-53, and losing the Jan. 9 game to Alameda,
Stu Howard, Englewood’s head basketball coach, said both games
were similar as the opponent built big leads in the first quarter
and, despite solid play, the Pirates were not able to battle back
and take the lead.
“We play well at times,” Howard said. “Now, if we can put it
together and play well for four quarters, we should win some of our
Joe Howard led the Pirates in scoring and on the boards against
Jefferson with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Teammate Kyle Jones had a good game with 10 points and six
steals and Joel Pleiman helped his team with eight points. Cody
Stivers was the assist leader with three.
Against Alameda, Howard was again the scoring leader with 15
points. He also had six rebounds and blocked two shots.
Joel Peiman got hot from three-point range and finished the
night with 14 points, while Maurice Sanders had 12 points, six
rebounds and two steals.
Sanders, a senior, is left handed and he said that helps him
rebound and score points because most other players don’t know how
to defend a left-handed player.
The senior works in the post position down inside. He said the
Jan. 10 Alameda game was challenging and play was physical under
the basket as players battled for open shots or to pull down the
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