Pirates Split Back-to-Back Homestand
Published on 2.14.22
The #10 Pirates hosted a back-to-back homestand over Super Bowl weekend in which they took on the #14 Garden State Warriors and the Worcester Majors. The Pirates got the best of the Majors on Sunday but unfortunately lost by 10 to the ranked Warriors for the second time this season. It was a big weekend for the Pirates as Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee came out to show his support for the Pirates.
What Happened Saturday -
Guard Shane DaRosa was the Pirates' Player of the Game despite the loss to the #14 ranked Warriors on Sunday as he led his teammates with 23 points, four rebounds, and five assists. Despite DaRosa shooting 50% from the field the Pirates as a whole had a rough shooting night and found themselves playing more defense than usual due to Garden State's relentless offensive rebounding. The game never swung too far one way, but the Pirates failed to surmount the ten point lead held for most of the fourth quarter as they eventually fell 98-88. Big man Isaac Medeiros-Belovitch suffered a shoulder injury during the game. At halftime Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee was presented with an official ABA basketball signed by the Pirates.
What Happened Sunday -
Providence once again played this game in their usual practice facility at the YMCA in Lincoln, RI. For the fourth time this season the Pirates found themselves in battle with the gritty Worcester Majors. The Pirates were victorious behind co-Players of the Game Kevin Briggs and Shane DaRosa. DaRosa had yet another spectacular performance with 44 points and four assists. Kevin Briggs made a statement following Saturday's loss with an unreal 22 points, 21 rebounds, and 11 blocks. The Pirates pulled away in the second half and advanced to an impressive 4-0 over the Worcester Majors this season.
Turning Points -
The turning point of Sunday's win was coming out of halftime hot and never looking back. The Pirates made the necessary adjustments to come out and take a commanding lead over Worcester.
What's Next -
The Pirates are on the road for four straight games over the next two weeks but close the season at home on March 5th and 6th. Get your tickets!