As of Wednesday, December 13, 2017
PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s boys basketball team defeated Delphian 54-44 on Dec. 5 and Yoncalla 65-47 on Dec. 6.
“I thought the kids played really, really well, especially against Yoncalla,” coach Brian Domes said. “I think we had 27 field goals and 18 assists. That’s pretty incredible, unselfish basketball. … Dustin Silver has been playing really, really well. His rebounding has taken a big step up. Cooper (Butler) is pitching in points and rebounds every game as well.”
Against Yoncalla, the Pirates played zone defense – a big difference from the man-to-man Domes has had the Pirates play prior.
“That may have been the first time I’ve played zone for an entire game as coach,” Domes said. “But when you’re 6-foot-2 and under, you’ve got to be adaptable.”
Domes hopes the next few games will provide an opportunity to build depth. Currently, Domes said the Pirates are using a six-man rotation.
“I don’t think there’s another team in the state that has five good, quality players,” Domes said. “Pacific might be the only other team that is as well-rounded as we are, but right now, there’s quite the drop between our (starting) five guys and the other players.”
The Pirates (3-1 overall) played Livingstone Adventist Tuesday after press time. The Pirates host Willamette Valley Christian Thursday at 7 p.m. before playing at the Dufur Tournament Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at a yet-to-be-determined time.
Perrydale hosts Country Christian Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL DEFATS YONCALLA: Perrydale’s girls basketball team defeated Yoncalla 43-22 on Dec. 6.
The Pirates (2-1 overall) played Livingstone Adventist Tuesday after press time. Perrydale hosts Willamette Valley Christian Thursday at 5:30 p.m. before competing at the Dufur Tournament on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday.
The Pirates host Country Christian Tuesday at 6 p.m.