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PORT ANGELES – It was Blackout Night at Peninsula College Wednesday where the Pirates rallied in front of a big home crowd to secure a pair of wins over Olympic in Round 1 of Pirate Pete’s Week, the College’s annual spirit week celebration.

Round 2 begins Saturday night where the 4-0 Pirate women are braced for a showdown against the 4-0 Bellevue women at 5:00, while the 2-2 PC men tackle the 4-0 BC men at 7:00.

PORT ANGELES – It was Blackout Night at Peninsula College Wednesday where the Pirates rallied in front of a big home crowd to secure a pair of wins over Olympic in Round 1 of Pirate Pete’s Week, the College’s annual spirit week celebration.

Round 2 begins Saturday night where the 4-0 Pirate women are braced for a showdown against the 4-0 Bellevue women at 5:00, while the 2-2 PC men tackle the 4-0 BC men at 7:00.

Women: Peninsula 87, Olympic 63

The Pirates bolted out to a 42-33 halftime lead, then held off a Ranger rally midway through the second half, before putting the game away down the stretch to win by 24.

Madison Pilster led four players in double figures with 19 points, Imani Smith added 17 points and 7 rebounds, Miranda Schmillen scored 12 and Gabi Fenumiai contributed 11 points and 7 boards.

EVERETT – The Pirates split a road trip to Everett Sunday, the women winning 69-62 and the men falling in a thriller 72-69.

Next up for Peninsula are two home games during the College’s annual spirit week celebration, Pirate Pete’s Week. The Pirates host Olympic Wednesday and Bellevue Saturday. Game times on both nights are 5:00 for the women and 7:00 for the men.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed today by representatives of Peninsula College, the Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA), and the City of Port Townsend will allow the college to move forward with submitting the long-anticipated renovation project for Building 202 to bid.

BELLINGHAM – Peninsula College has not swept Whatcom since 2009, but the Pirates made the long trip to Whatcom County Wednesday night and returned with a pair of North Division victories.

The Peninsula women improved to 2-0 in conference play with a 77-68 win over the Orcas, while the men evened their record at 1-1 with a 62-56 nod.

The games were played at Meridian High School while Whatcom’s new gymnasium is being constructed.

On Saturday, January 24 and 31, Peninsula College will host College Goal Washington, a free event for students and parents interested in learning more about federal financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

PORT ANGELES – The Pirates, who fell out of the Alaska Airlines Coaches Poll following the West Region Crossover Tournament, responded with a resounding victory in their North Division opener Saturday, sinking the Edmonds Tritons 108-45 in one of the most lopsided games in Peninsula College women’s basketball history.

In a game that saw all 13 players share time on the floor, the Peninsula women overwhelmed the visitors from the opening tip, when Miranda Schmillen floated a pass to Zhara Laster, who, for the first time in PC women’s history, opened the game with a crowd-pleasing alley-oop.

The Pirates bolted out to a 17-2 lead and never looked back, leading 32-5 just minutes later en route to a 54-22 halftime advantage.

PORT ANGELES – The Pirates, who defeated Edmonds 66-56 in the championship game of the West Region Crossover Tournament back on Dec. 21, were unable to repeat that performance in their conference opener Saturday, falling to the NWAC’s second-ranked Tritons 64-54.

Edmonds opened the game with a tenacious defensive presence that caught the Peninsula men off guard.

The Tritons also employed a defender who was tasked with not allowing Pirate sharp-shooter Ryley Callaghan any open looks at the basket – and it worked. The freshman guard who put up 21 on the Tritons a few weeks ago, was held to just four points, all of them coming from the free throw line.

The Pirate men fell behind early, trailing 35-21 at halftime, but coach Mitch Freeman and his staff rallied their team in the second half to get back in the game, eventually pulling to within one at 53-52 with 2:41 to play, fueling a big Pirate crowd, but the Tritons fought off that comeback with leading scorer Deonte Dixon fouling out to win by 10.

PORT ANGELES, Washington (January 9, 2015) ─ Peninsula College has been selected to participate in the Rural Community College Funding Development Initiative.

PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College women and men open North Division play Saturday on “Seahawks Family Day” at the Pirate gym.

Fans will enjoy a special matinee performance against Edmonds with the women tipping off at 1 p.m. and the men following at 3 p.m. Barring overtime, fans will be home in time for the 5:15 NFL kickoff. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and admission will be waived for those 17-under. All fans are encouraged to wear Seahawks gear and to participate in football-related halftime contests.

“This promises to be a great day for sports fans,” said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. “Our teams are playing very well and we’re hoping the community will come out to support them in their conference opener – and still be able to join the rest of the Northwest around their TVs to cheer on the Hawks on Saturday evening.”

PORT ANGELES, Washington (January 7, 2015)─ The Peninsula College Studium Generale program, the Longhouse, and the Foothills Writers Series are happy to welcome Dr.

PORT ANGELES, Washington (January 7, 2015)

PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College men’s basketball team held off Pierce 71-66 Tuesday to close out 2014 with four straight wins.

The Pirates wrapped up their non-conference schedule with a 7-5 record. They open North Division play Jan. 10 at home against Edmonds on “Seahawks Day.” Tip off for that women’s and men’s doubleheader has been moved to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and halftime contests are planned for fans wearing Seahawks gear.

In Tuesday’s final non-conference game, the Pirates fell behind early, but moved into the lead on four straight three-point bombs, two from Domach Domach and two from Ryley Callaghan.

The two teams traded baskets until Peninsula turned a 23-22 lead into a 34-22 lead with some defensive pressure, robust rebounding and two crowd-pleasing dunks from Jal Deng that led to a  71-66 lead at halftime.

The Raiders, however, would not go away, and closed to within three in the final minute, before the Pirates put the game away at the free throw line in the closing seconds to win by five.

Deng finished with 18 points to lead four Pirates in double figures. Callaghan, the 10th leading scorer in the Northwest Athletic Conference with a 19.4 average, added 17 points and four assists, Dixon, who is just ahead of Callaghan on the NWAC list of scoring leaders with a 19.5 average, was held to 12 points, and Domach also hit for 12.

The Pirates outrebounded their opponent for the fourth straight game, 40-33, led by nine from Malik Mayeux and eight from Jeremiah Hobbs.

OLYMPIA – It was a good weekend for Peninsula College head men’s basketball coach Mitch Freeman and his two families.

Coach Freeman was at his wife Nicole’s side for the birth of their second child last week as baby Gavin was welcomed into the family - and then he bolted to Olympia where his basketball family won the Northwest Athletic Conference West Division Crossover Tournament, held at South Puget Sound Community College.

It was Peninsula College’s first Crossover Tournament win since the 2011 Pirate men won the South Division Crossover in Salem, Oregon.

The Pirates defeated Edmonds 66-56 in Sunday’s championship, following wins over Walla Walla and Grays Harbor to claim the first-place trophy.

Freshman Deonte Dixon put up good numbers in all three games to win a spot on the All-Tournament Team, but it was a team effort on both sides of the ball, and outstanding team rebounding, that lifted the Pirates to three straight victories.

Peninsula improved to 6-5 in non-conference play with one game remaining, at home against Pierce (4-7) at 5:00 on Dec. 30. The Pirates will then prepare for their conference opener, Jan. 10 at home against Edmonds.

AUBURN – The Pirates were smoking hot going into the Northwest Athletic Conference West Division Crossover Tournament. They were ranked No. 5 in the NWAC, they were sporting a 6-2 record, and they were coming off some very big wins over some of the NWAC’s finest, including defending champion Columbia Basin.

The PC women, however, ran into everyone’s nemesis, Lane, in the opening round of the Crossover and then couldn’t recover from that loss in a second-round defeat to Big Bend.

Peninsula wrapped up non-conference play 6-4 and will be idle until they open North Division play Jan. 10 at home against Edmonds.

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