GORE– The Gore Pirates (13-3) made in seven in-a-row Friday night defeating their cross-river rivals, Webbers Falls, 68-39 with a strong second half performance.

It was a slow scoring opening quarter with the first points not registered until almost halfway into the opening period. Neither team went to the hoop early in what seemed to be a feeling out period.

Gore’s Noah Cooper dropped two 3-pointers later in the opening session to contribute to the Pirates 12-point first quarter.

With the score separated by only 4 points at the break, 24-20, the Pirates got the wake up call in the third quarter doubling up the Warriors 24-12 in that period to start the runaway win.

Cooper ended up as high point man for Gore with 19 points on the night including 4 from beyond the bonus line for 3-pointers. Jackson Duke was also in double figures with 12 points.

For the Warriors it was Stryker Chappell and Jaxon Swearington each contributing 10 points to split high scoring honors for Webber.

The Pirates will be right back on the court Saturday for a make-up game with 2A Haskell (3-15) before taking on Hulbert (5-12) next Monday. Webbers Falls (8-10) face Indianola (1-18) next Tuesday in a game that will be covered by CSSNOK.

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