Pirates double up on Dragons

Siren’s Riley Churchill tries to get past Grantsburg’s Luke Anderson in the 71-35 Pirate win over the Dragons last Friday.

Sawyer Coy

SIREN—Four Grantsburg Pirates scored in double figures last Friday night as the men in purple defeated the Siren Dragons 71-35.

“We played a good first half for the most part,” praised Grantsburg coach Nick Hallberg. “Coming out of the Christmas break, and not having had played a game since mid-December, I expected us to maybe be a little slow out of the gates.”

That wasn't the case as the Pirates put in 36 first half points, holding the Dragons to 17. John Chenal had 14 with Tyrell Brande adding eight to lead the Pirate charge.

Colton denHoed scored seven to lead the Dragons.

The second half was much more of the same, although more Pirates got their names in the score book. Jared VanWatermuelen put in nine in the second half. Leo Chenal added six. John Chenal, though, led with seven.

DenHoed had the hot hand in the final frame for Siren as he had five field goals, a three-pointer and was one for one from the line, good for 14. He finished the game with 21.

For Grantsburg, J. Chenal totaled 21 with VanWatermuelen finishing up with 13. Both Brande and Ohnstad put in 10 apiece.

The Pirates will have played St. Croix Falls on Tuesday before traveling to Chippewa Falls on Saturday to face McDonell. They then will go to Turtle Lake on Tuesday to challenge the Lakers.