On Thursday Continental High Boys Basketball team opened up the 2018 schedule by traveling to the greater Hamler area to take on the Patrick Henry Patriots. The bus time did not help the Pirates as they ended the 1st quarter down 20-8. An even second quarter made it 30-18 at half. The start of the second half was all Patriots as they outpointed the Pirates 11-5. Patriots 43, Pirates 23 after 3 quarters. The Pirates rallied in the fourth quarter but the final went the Patriots way 49-33.
Caleb Olds led the Pirates with 17 points. Jarret Keck put in 6 while Nick States scored 5. Christian Keller had 4 points and Alex Hale had 1. The Patriots had 9 made three pointers to the Pirates 1 (Olds).
Continental falls to 0-8 and will host Leipsic on Saturday in a Putnam County League game. Patrick Henry improved to 3-5. Patrick Henry took the Junior Varsity game 25-18.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter