Pirates overcome Gulf Coast Community College

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Lindsey Chavers

Published: January 24, 2006

The men’s basketball team gained a much needed win against Gulf Coast Community College on Jan. 17 with a 93-68 victory.

PJC gained the lead early and went into the second half with a 10-point lead.  The Pirates managed to keep the Commodores at bay with a strong offensive attack. 

“I didn’t think we played very well really early,” said Head Coach Paul Swanson about how his team played, “but we got into the flow and got some confidence back.”

Thanks to three consecutive successful shots by Luis Buther in the beginning of the second half, the Pirates increased their lead even more.  PJC finished the game with two 3-point shots by Miles Taylor and Audrius Zukauskas.

“I think it was a good win for the team,” said Durrell Baker, who made a flashy slam dunk near the end of the game.  “We played hard and together.”

This win puts the Pirates 10-11 for the season and 1-3 in conference games.

“We wanted to be 2-2 at this point,” said Swanson.  “We wanted to win all our home games, but we have our confidence in shooting back now.”

PJC was aided in their victory by a game-high 25 points from Miles Taylor.  Sasha Parghalava added 15 points, fourof which were 3-point shots, and Vernon Carr helped with 13 points and 8 assists.

“We get to enjoy this win,” said Swanson.  “But it’s quickly a part of history, and we’re moving on to the next one.”