The Cumberland Pirates picked up their 13th win of the season Tuesday, beating Heritage-Villa Grove 70-59. The Pirates never trailed in the game, and after the 0-0 tie at tipoff, Cumberland led the whole way. All five of Cumberland’s starters scored in the first quarter, after which the Pirates led 20-10. The game was pretty even the rest of the way, with Cumberland never leading by more than 14 and never less than 7.
Three Pirates’ players were in double figures; Mike Wolke led the way with 17, Gunner McMechan had 15, and Brandon Shaon scored 11. Heritage was led by Tanner Bergner’s 12. Cumberland is now 13-9 on the season. Heritage-Villa Grove fell to 11-12.
The Pirates are back at home Friday. They’ll host Oblong in a rematch from last week’s LOVC tournament.
Other Area Scores
Effingham 70 Newton 46
Charleston 79 Casey-Westfield 52
Altamont 69 Ramsey 39