The Lady Pirates hosted league and county rivals Nestucca Bobcats on Saturday afternoon. The matchup proved to be a heated contest.
The Bobcats kicked off the match scoring the first basket of the game. Neah-Kah-Nie fought back going on a 14-4 run in the first quarter.
The Pirates domination would waver in the second quarter with the Bobcats holding them to only 5 points scored, while the visitors were able to add 9 points to their score.
The second half proved to be a tight race to the basket. Heated contests for the ball resulted in several collisions and jump balls. The Pirates were able to maintain their lead in the second half, beating out the Bobcats 36-26.
Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates are 8-7 (9-10 overall) in league play, sitting in 4th place in the league table.
Nestucca Bobcats are 7-7 (9-12 overall) in league play, sitting in 6th place in the league table.