PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s girls basketball team defeated Livingstone Adventist 36-9 on Dec. 6.
But coach Terry Newton knows there’s plenty to work on.
“We’re playing five to six freshmen and sophomores at least 80 percent of the game, and there are things that need to get better,” Newton said.
The Pirates remained undefeated on the season, but a home game against Crosshill Christian Wednesday (today) at 5:30 p.m. and at Falls City Friday at 5:30 p.m. will provide better tests of where the team is at.
“Crosshill with Willamette Valley Christian are the favorites in the league, I would say,” Newton said. “I want to see us come out and play them really tightly. Falls City, it’s the Polk County challenge, and we’ll have to get after it.”
The Pirates remain very much a team that is working out the kinks. But Newton is pleased with progress being shown day in and day out.
“I want to see steady improvement,” Newton said. “You can see it in practices. They are starting to put together things and understand concepts better. Sometimes I’m seeing yellow and they’re seeing green, but it’s all part of the process.”
BOYS BASKETBALL WINS TWO: Perrydale’s boys basketball team defeated Living Stone Adventist 56-57 on Dec. 6 and C.S. Lewis 67-35 on Monday.
Five players scored in double figures for the Pirates against C.S. Lewis, including Jacob Pope who was also dominant on the boards, nearly recording a double-double.
“We’ve been looking for him to do that all season,” coach Brian Domes said. “Monday was probably our best balanced-scoring game of the season.”
Perrydale plays Crosshill Christian Wednesday (today) at 7 p.m. before playing at Falls City Friday at 7 p.m.
“We’re excited to play Crosshill. They’ve been to the state tournament the last three years and we want to see where we are against them.”