Pirates Bench Leads Charge in Win Over Cardinals


Unloading its bench in a dominant win over Winlock Thursday night, the Adna boys basketball team had nine players score in a 83-34 victory on the road in league play. 

The Pirates were led in scoring by a pair of bench players in Asher Guerrero and Tristan Percival, who each scored 15 in the win. 

“I’m really proud of the way our subs played tonight,” Adna coach Luke Salme said. “They played really hard and brought lots of energy. It was fun to get to see them play well for a lot of minutes. Those Winlock boys played their butts off for four quarters. They have nothing to hang their heads about.”

Seth Meister added 13 points and Eli Smith scored 12 to round out the Pirates’ double-digit scorers. 

Winlock was led by the scoring of Carter Svenson, who scored nine points, but struggled with ball movement throughout the night in another tough scoring matchup. 

“Adna has a lot of weapons offensively and it is difficult to take them all away without leaving someone open,” Cardinals coach Cole Doughty said. “When they start hitting shots they can score in a hurry. They are well-coached and are a good team. We didn’t shoot particularly well tonight and need to do a better job of moving the ball. Offensively we have to be better at eliminating the long stretches without scoring. This is a tough league and we have a lot of work to do.”

The Pirates take on La Center on the road on Monday for a return to non-league action, while the Cardinals play South Bend next Thursday.