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Carson Knutson led the Pirates with 15 points against Cameron.

The Grantsburg Pirates lost the late-scheduled home opener to Cameron Comets due to turnovers and other unforced mistakes.

The Comets won 58-69 and really began to pull away in the second half.

“Cameron is a quality opponent and we felt fortunate to get a chance to add that game at the last minute,” head coach Nick Hallberg said. “Defensively, we played really well. We limited transition, which was key. I think we showed some fatigue in the second half and they took advantage of that. We'll be getting our legs into mid-season form here soon. Proud of the quality effort.”

The mistakes the team made were typical for a first game of the season.

“We turned the ball over too many times vs. Cameron. A lot of our mistakes were unforced and typical for the first game of the season,” Hallberg added.

The Pirates were led by Carson Knutson with 15 points and Zach Miller with 14 points. Hallberg said the team had a balanced offense which was helpful in the victory at Webster.

Grantsburg will play conference foes Siren and Frederic this week. They head into the week 1-0 in conference play.