GORE – The Pirates started with a lead for the third consecutive game and faltered for the third consecutive game. Gore (1-3) saw their lead shrink each quarter. After one the Pirates lead by eight points 11- 3 to the Okay Mustangs (1-5).
By the half the lead had shrunk to six points 16-10, with both teams putting up a staunch defense and neither finding the range on offense. At the end of three Okay pulled even closer 22-19.
With just over 6 minutes remaining in the game, the Mustangs took their first lead 23-22 and never were topped. By the end of the contest the Gore leads disappeared and ended in an 8-point deficit 34-26.
Aaron Perkins was top scorer for Okay with 16 point. The closest Mustang was Joe Morrison with 9 and Mitch Richardson with 6 points. There were no Gore Pirates in double figures.
The 1-3 Pirates will try it again Friday night at Gans (6-2), while the 2-5 Mustangs travel to Hulbert (4-1) on Thursday.