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PERRYDALE BOYS BASKETBALL: Pirates rally late to beat Dufur

Cooper Butler drives to the hoop against Willamette Valley Christian on Thursday.

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Cooper Butler drives to the hoop against Willamette Valley Christian on Thursday.

DUFUR — Down by nine with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left in the game on Saturday, Perrydale boys basketball coach Brian Domes thought the Pirates were about to go home with a sour taste in their mouths.

“It was going to be a long bus ride home,” Domes said.

Dufur’s athleticism had given Perrydale trouble all game.

Domes told his players it was time to put in the full-court press.

“That was something I’ve never really witnessed as a coach,” Domes said.

The Pirates began forcing turnover after turnover and taking advantage of the scoring chances, capped off by a Cooper Butler basket with 1:15 remaining in the game to put Perrydale up 49-48.

Neither team would score and the Pirates escaped with a victory.

“It sure made the bus ride home more fun,” Domes said.

Butler finished the game with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Perrydale also defeated Klickitat 68-49 on Friday. David Domes had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pirates.

Perrydale played Country Christian Tuesday after press time and plays at Days Creek Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

“Days Creek will be challenging,” Brian Domes said. “They are very athletic. They can be a little out of control sometimes, and that can get you out of your gameplan. We’ll see how that plays out.”

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