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Thu
27
Dec

Titans too much for Pirates

Lady Pirate Chriseline Quirante is fouled by a Lady Titan as she jumps for a shot Friday.

The Port Arthur Memorial Titans were too much for the Vidor Pirates to handle in Port Arthur Friday as the Pirates fell behind early and were never able to catch up.

Outscored 17-11 in the first quarter, the Pirates were behind 10 at the half, 37-27.

The Titans and Pirates matched points in the second half with 14 each in the third period and 21 each in the fourth which allowed the Titans to maintain the same 10 point advantage and claim the 72-62 win.

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Thu
27
Dec

Lady Pirates fall to PAM 53-46

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Lady Pirate Americus Guerrero-Evans guards a Lady Titan Friday on Pirate Gym.

The Lady Pirate basketball team hosted the Lady Titans of Port Arthur Friday at Pirate Gym in a district contest. After four hard fought quarters, the Lady Titans came out on top 53-46.

The Lady Titans developed a lead early and were able to hang on to it for the win, but the Lady Pirates cut a 13 point deficit at the opening of the final period to just seven by game’s end.

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Thu
20
Dec

Pirates drop district opener to Nederland Bulldogs 52-43

Three’s a crowd for Gage Galloway as he takes a shot Tuesday against the Nederland Bulldogs.

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Morgan Van Metre shoots over a Nederland defender Tuesday with in Pirate Gym.

After a fast break, Gavin Jarrell is all alone under the basket as he goes for two.

The varsity Vidor Pirate basketball team battled the Nederland Bulldogs for four quarters with several lead changes, but in the end, the Bulldogs claimed a 52-43 win.

The Pirates and Bulldogs traded baskets early until an outside shot by Gavin Jarrell erased a three point deficit to tie the game at 6 halfway through the first quarter. The Pirates went on to go up by three on the ’Dogs, but by the buzzer ending the quarter, the score was 14-13 for the Pirates.

The Pirates went up four on the Bulldogs twice in the second period, leading 19-15 and 26-22, but Nederland was able to parlay successful free throws and a buzzer beater shot to go into the locker room tied at 26.

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Thu
20
Dec

Lady Pirates take district win over Nederland

It was a battle for four quarters and in the end the Lady Pirates emerged victorious with a hard fought and well deserved 42-39 win over the Lady Bulldogs in Nederland Tuesday night.

“It was close the whole way,” said Vidor Head Girls Basketball Coach Shad Smith. Leading scores for the Lady Pirates were Chriseline Quirante with 16 points, Americus Guerrero - Evans with 10 points, Elizabeth Torres with 7 points. Megan Hatton had 3 rebounds in the game. With the win, the Lady Pirates season record improves to 12-12, 2 - 1 in district.

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Wed
19
Dec

Pirates defeat WO-S Mustangs 62-49

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Gavin Jarrell lead all scorers with 32 points in Friday’s matchup with the WO-S Mustangs.

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team defeated the West Orange Stark Mustangs Friday night at home in their final game before district play begins Tuesday when the Pirates take on the Nederland Bulldogs in Pirate Gym.

 

The Pirates got off to a slow start against the Mustangs and were trailing by one as the first quarter ended, but a strong second quarter led by Gavin Jarrell’s outside shooting saw the Pirates enter the break leading by seven, 28-21.

 

The Pirates cooled in the third quarter as both the Pirates and the Mustangs upped their defensive game, but the Mustangs were unable to make their shots after numerous steals. The quarter ended with the Pirates and Mustangs matching one another shot for shot with eight apiece and the Pirates maintained their seven point lead going into the final quarter 36-29.

 

Thu
13
Dec

Pirates defeat Legacy Christian 59-43

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team defeated the Legacy Christian Academy Warriors 59-43 Tuesday night in Beaumont in a non-district bout.

 

Scoring for the Pirates were Gavin Jarrell with 23 points,

 

Gage Galloway with 15, Zack Courtney, Morgan Van Metre, and Cesar Ponce with 5 points each, Hunter Messina with 4, and Devvon Creel with 2 points.

 

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Wed
12
Dec

Pirates take second in Silver Bracket at HJ Marathon

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Gavin Jarrell goes up and through a Tatum Eagle as he makes a shot Saturday during the Silver Bracket Championship game at the H-J Marathon basketball tournament in Sour Lake.

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team took second place in the Silver Bracket of the Hardin-Jefferson Basketball Marathon Saturday evening.

The Pirates dropped their first two games in pool play, losing to Lumberton 53-39 and Shelbyville 64-50 before defeating Huffman-Hargrave 56-48 to stay alive in the tournament and move into the Silver Bracket.

The Pirates played Kelly Friday night, winning 66-59 and moving to the Silver Bracket semifinals versus Shepherd on Saturday.

The Pirates won that game 56-37 and moved into the finals against the Tatum Eagles Saturday evening.

 

 

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Thu
06
Dec

Lady Pirates fall to Lady Bears 36-27

The Lady Pirate varsity basketball team lost to the LCM Lady Bears 36-27 in Mauriceville Tuesday night.

The Lady Pirates got off to slow start in the first half and couldn’t recover in spite of a stellar third quarter that saw the Lady Pirates outscore the Lady Bears 16-7.

Falling behind by 6 in the first quarter, the Lady Pirates continued to struggle in the second, falling behind another 8 to trail the Lady Bears 19-5 by halftime.

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Thu
06
Dec

Boys, girls, suffer losses to open tournament play

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Lady Pirate Chriseline Quirante prepares to take a free throw in overtime versus the Beaumont West Brook Lady Bruins at the Orangefield Tournament Thursday.

Both the varsity Lady Pirates and Pirates opened tournament play Thursday with losses.

The Lady Pirates are playing in the Orangefield Tournament and were defeated by Beaumont West Brook 59-53 in overtime after regulation play ended in a 51-51 tie.

The Lady Pirates led 51-49 with 36 seconds left in regulation, but WB tied with seconds left to send the game into OT.

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Thu
29
Nov

Pirates take 66-56 win over Buna

Cesar Ponce lays up two points for the Pirates in Tuesday night’s home win over the Buna Cougars. Ponce led the Pirates in scoring with 22 points.

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Devin Barnhart shoots over a Buna Cougar from three-point territory in Tuesday night’s 67-57 win at Pirate Gym.

Gavin Jarrell concentrates on making the shot Tuesday in the Pirates’ non-district win over the Buna Cougars.

The varsity Vidor Pirate basketball team defeated the Buna Cougars 66-56 in Pirate Gym Tuesday night in a nondistrict game.

Leading 19-17 at the end of the first period, the Pirates began to pull ahead in the second to go up 34-27 at the half, but the Pirates hit the afterburners in the third period, outscoring the Cougars 15-4 to enter the fourth period with a commanding 49-31 lead.

Buna didn’t fold however and came back to outscore the Pirates 25-17 in the final period, but it was a case of too little, too late, as the Pirates took the win by ten, 66-56.

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