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Pirates sailing to state | Preston Citizen

Pirates sailing to state

February 20, 2013


Assistant editor


DAYTON – The West Side Pirates punched their own ticket Tuesday night to the state 2A basketball playoffs next week with a fourth quarter surge that gave them a 45-39 victory over rival Soda Springs.

Last night’s win came just one day after a double overtime victory against the Cardinals in Soda Springs.

After trailing by seven points in the third quarter, Pirate seniors stepped up their game in the fourth and slowly built a six-point lead. West Side seniors Mason Lemmon and Jaxon Smart put up 10 points each in a balanced attack.

Having a nearly packed house and a home-court advantage didn’t hurt the Pirate effort.

West Side will play the second-place team from the Third District next Thursday in Boise in the first round of the state tournament. They will play either North Star Charter or New Plymouth.

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