The LSE Lady Pirates basketball team picked up its second win of the season by beating Oakland’s B-team 33-4 in the consolation semifinals in the annual LSE/Ss. Peter & Paul Tournament Tuesday night at the LSE gymnasium.
The Lady Pirates, 2-7 on the season, outscored Oakland in all four quarters and led 4-2 after one, 8-2 at the break and 21-2 after three. LSE also held a 12-2 advantage in the fourth to win the game by 29.
LSE coach Kaitlyn Nelson said the girls played together as a team.
“They were making good passes and getting good shots,” Nelson said. “We were able to relax and play and have fun. The girls showed that they can rebound offensively and clean up shots. I look forward to this momentum to take us into our last game of the tournament.”
Kyleigh Thacker finished the game with 18 points, seven rebounds, five steals and one assist to lead the Lady Pirates.
Faith Mesik chipped in seven points, four rebounds, four steals and one assist while Nora Morris added two points, seven steals, three assists and two rebounds, Grace Dennis two points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist, Haylie Mendez and Anna Thompson each with two points, one rebound and one steal and Madison Henderson with three steals, two assists and one rebound.
Kamiya Logan had two points in the game for Oakland.
Oakland (B) 68
Ss. Peter & Paul 33
Ke’Ajon Brownlee and Tarron Carson each had 20 points to lead the Oakland Eagles over Ss. Peter & Paul Tuesday night in the consolation semifinals in the LSE/Ss. Peter & Paul Tournament.
The Eagles, who fell to Our Lady of Lourdes Monday night in the opening round, opened the first half with a 30-14 lead against Ss. Peter & Paul and then outscored the Warriors 38-19 in the second half.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said another tough night for the boys as they came up against a hot outside shooting team, hitting 12 three pointers in the game. “ It was tough for us to get out to defend as they moved the ball extremely well,” Herzog said.  “We did penetrate better giving us some free throws but  just could not keep up with their pace as they got down the floor quickly and found an open shooter. Its tough playing these larger schools and getting “beat up” inside working hard for every board and basket.  We need to shoot the ball better from outside which will open things up for us more.”
Luke Green had another big game for the Warriors with 23 points and seven rebounds. Colby Caton chipped in five points, two steals and one rebound while Memphis Waibel added three points, Austin Coleman two points, four rebounds and one assist and Nash McKenzie and Avery Shaw each with four rebounds.
In other games on Tuesday, the Columbia West girls defeated Oakland’s A-team 28-25 while the Versailles boys upended Oakland’s B-team 37-29.