Pirates Knock Down Class 1A Eagles on the Road


Adna’s defense forced 34 turnovers and the Pirates cruised past Class 1A Elma on the road for a 55-24 non-league victory Tuesday night.

The only downside was the Pirates chalked the ball up 28 times themselves, including 17 in the first half.

“We had some tired turnovers,” Adna coach Chris Bannish said. “It’s just little things that will click when we get in basketball shape.”

Despite the turnovers, the Pirates were too strong with the Eagles. Natalie Loose scored all eight of her points in the fourth quarter on 4 for 4 shooting. Junior post Karlee Von Moos led the Pirates in scoring with 12 points, while Brooklyn Loose added 10.

Adna improves to 2-1 in a tough early-season schedule that will have the Pirates facing five Class 1A squads. The Pirates head to Tenino for a 1:30 p.m. matchup on Saturday.