Panthers boys basketball

The Panthers took down the visiting Waldport Irish last Friday, 59-51, maintaining an early lead and holding it through the game.

The win puts the Panthers at 3-2 in the Sunset Conference or third place in the league. The Panthers are currently 10-7 overall for the season at rank No. 23 in the OSAA 2A rankings.

The Panthers finished the first quarter with a decent 15-10 lead, which they maintained into the second half, ending it at 35-27. The Panthers kept just ahead of the Irish for the rest of the game as they ended the third quarter at 43-38 and wrapped things up in the fourth with the 8-point win.a

“We took control early on and did a good job of holding onto the lead. We faltered a little bit in the third quarter, but came back strong in the fourth,” said coach Jay Trost. “We could have improved on our shooting, but we got out and did well on our transitions, which was our plan against these guys.”

While the team stuck to their plan, Trost noted the team has been focusing on their individual matchups too much and will need to brush up on their team play and passing moving forward to be successful.

The Bruins headed to Myrtle point on Tuesday for a rematch against the Bobcats and travel to Waldport Friday to face the Irish again at 7:30 p.m.

Panthers girls basketball

The lady Panthers continued their undefeated streak last Friday against the Waldport Irish with a 49-39 victory. The Panthers are 5-0 in the Sunset Conference and in first place with a 12-5 overall record for the season at rank No. 9 in the OSAA 2A rankings.

The Panthers travelled to Myrtle Point on Tuesday to play the Bobcats again and head to Waldport Friday to play Waldport on their home court at 6 p.m.

Pirates boys basketball

The Pacific High School boys basketball team has dominated the Skyline League this year with a 9-0 undefeated record at first place, with their latest win a 54-36 victory against the Powers Cruisers last Saturday. The Pirates are 12-2 overall for the season and are currently ranked No. 1 in the OSAA 1A rankings.

The Pirates faced the Yoncalla Eagles at home on Tuesday and go on to play Cascade Christian in a non-league endowment game today at 6 p.m.

Pirates girls basketball

The Pacific High School girls basketball team has had a successful year so far at 7-2 in the Skyline League, tied for third place with North Douglas. Their most recent game against the Powers Cruisers resulted in a 37-34 victory for the Pirates. The Pirates are 10-10 overall for the season at rank No. 27 in the OSAA 1A rankings.

The Pirates hosted the Yoncalla Eagles at home on Tuesday and will travel to play New Hope Christian this Friday at 6 p.m.