The PJC Pirates overpowered Alabama Southern by 10 points leaving the final score 81-71 for Thursday night’s Thanksgiving game. The men’s basketball team has a game record of 8-1 overall. The top scorer of the night with 20 points was Jalin Thomas, who is also player of the month. The game had a very successful turnout with many fans lining the gym.
“We held them off by better defense, but made a few more turnovers and didn’t focus on shooter,” Head Coach Paul Swanson said.
The Pirates started off with an eight-point lead, and kept striving forward with a steaming pace. Alabama Southern followed behind PJC, but could not keep up. With 2:38 left in the half, Paris Carter dunked the ball and fans went wild. Virgil Philistin and Thomas were both in double digits by the half. PJC was ahead 15 points at halftime, 44 – 29.
Alabama Southern started strong with four three-pointers to narrow the score, but PJC held them off. With only 7:00 left in the second half, Alabama Southern was down 9 points, closest they were all night. Even though The Pirates finished with 16 turnovers, they managed to pull out a win.