Not since 2003 has the world witnessed such a convincing victory over an opponent as the Pirates had last night against the Meme Team. Claiming the mission was “accomplished”, Pirates GM, Geoff Kleinbrenner neglected to mention that basketball operations were still ongoing for the season.
Turnovers were the key for the Pirates as were offensive rebounds while Meme Team kept pace in almost all other areas of the game.
For Meme Team, Jade Benedictos (11 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist 1 block) had an outstanding game and was just shy of a double-double for the night. The only other real help Benedictos had during the match was from Kelvin Pham (7 points, 2 rebounds).
Jordan Nothard (10 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block) did reach his double-double, inspiring his teammates once again with his hard work ethic.
Using their size to their advantage, both Brett Butler (7 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists) and Ben Roberts (12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist) were instrumental in the Pirates win.
Diminishing the game somewhat for the Pirates were some controversial technical fouls awarded against Brett Butler and Dan Bray. Heading toward the business end of the season, some within the Pirates line-up will have to be careful not to rack-up any more infractions that could lead to further penalties and suspensions.
Although unconvincing in many respects, the Pirates did get home in the end 41 points to 35.