Charlestown fends off Providence, reaches holiday tournament title game

Charlestown fends off Providence, reaches holiday tournament title game

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Charlestown fends off Providence, reaches holiday tournament title game

Pirates will face Silver Creek on Wednesday

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Pirates will face Silver Creek on Wednesday

Charlestown Pirates' Bri Harvey, left, and Pirates' Erin Krimbrell, right, surround Providence Pioneers' Lexie Libs in the 40th annual Charlestown Gir'ls Basketball Holiday Tourney. 22 December 2015

Charlestown Pirates’ Bri Harvey, left, and Pirates’ Erin Krimbrell, right, surround Providence Pioneers’ Lexie Libs in the 40th annual Charlestown Gir’ls Basketball Holiday Tourney.
22 December 2015

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. – Points were hard to come by in the other first-round game, and a 7-0 fourth-quarter run by host Charlestown made the difference as the Pirates posted a 37-28 win over Providence on Tuesday in the first round of the Charlestown Holiday Tournament.

The Pirates’ win sets up a showdown with Silver Creek in the tournament final. The Dragons defeated Clarksville 47-31 in Tuesday’s opening game. Clarksville and Providence will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday with the championship game to follow.

Clarksville  will play Providence in the tournament consolation game at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by the final between Silver Creek and Charlestown.

Charlestown and Providence struggled to score until the 2:55 mark of the first quarter as the Pioneers had a 5-4 lead at the end of the quarter.

Providence pulled out to a 11-4 lead after back-to-back 3-pointers by Hannah Wolford and Marissa Hornung, but the Pirates closed out the half on a 9-2 run – capped by a Samantha Matthews 3-pointer – to tie it 13-13 at the break.

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In a closely contested third quarter, Providence posted a 23-19 lead on a 3-pointer by Wolford at the 3:00 mark, and Charlestown  answered.

A put-back by Bri Harvey and a 3-pointer by Lexi Logsdon boosted the Pirates to a 24-23 lead with under a minute left, but Providence took the lead once more when Riley Quinn scored to make it 25-24 at the end of the quarter.

After Harvey scored early in the fourth quarter to put the Pirates up for good, Logsdon took over for Charlestown. Her 3-pointer and fastbreak  layup – both following Providence turnovers – capped a 7-0 run that made it 31-25 with five minutes left in the game.

“Every basket was crucial,” Charlestown  coach Michael Prichard  said. “I feel like we did some good things defensively. We tried to slow them down, I’m proud our kids executed the game plan.”

Providence (7-4) never got closer than four after that. A put-back by Hornung made it 32-28 with 1:45 remaining, but Logsdon and Harvey combined to hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute to ice the win.

For the game, Logsdon and Harvey scored 13 points each to lead Charlestown (6-7). Providence was paced by Wolford’s 10 points.

 

Providence 5 8 12 3 28
Charlestown 4 9 11 13 37

Providence (7-4): Jenkins 1, Wolford 10, Rauck 6, Hornung 5, Brooks 4, Quinn 2.

Charlestown (6-7): Hall 3, Harvey 13, Matthews 6, Logsdon 13, Kimbrell 2.

3-point goals: Logsdon 2, Wolford 2, Hornung 1, Matthews 2, Rauck 1.

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