Chamois played a solid game last Tuesday but lost 55-51 to Calvary Lutheran in a tight contest that saw the Pirates play shorthanded.“The kids fought hard the entire game,” said Coach …
Chamois played a solid game last Tuesday but lost 55-51 to Calvary Lutheran in a tight contest that saw the Pirates play shorthanded.
“The kids fought hard the entire game,” said Coach Robbie Bates. “Getting everyone healthy and available will allow us to keep getting better with the goal of peaking at district time.”
The Pirates took an early lead and held a 30-27 advantage at the break. In the third quarter, however, the Lions surged with a 14-9 edge to take a 41-39 lead into the final period.
It was a back-and-forth affair through most of the game, with Calvary Lutheran hitting free-throws down the stretch to maintain the lead.
Nate Nolte led the offense, scoring 32 on 12-18 shooting from the field and 8-10 from the stripe.
“Nate played a very solid game,” said Bates.
Gavin Mitchem added 10 points, including a pair of three-pointers.
“We are searching for the next guy or guys to step up in the scoring column to make us a more balanced team,” Bates said. “The defense is getting better. We have seen on film the corrections we need to make and have been working on them in practice.”
Eli Paulsmeyer added four points, Mason Lamb scored three, and Caine Schaben finished with two.
In the assists column, Schaben led with five as Lamb added four, Mitchem had three, and Nolte posted one.
Rebounding efforts were led by Nate with nine, followed by Paulsmeyer (4), Mitchem and Lamb (3 each), and Schaben (1).
Defensively, Lamb collected a pair of steals, while Schaben and Nolte finished with one each.