Lady Pirates swarm Louisburg 66-17

Senior Ryan Cobbins was honored during the game for reaching 1,000 career points for the Piper Lady Pirates. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Piper girls basketball team continued their unbeaten start to the 2018-19 season with a dominant 66-17 win over the Louisburg Lady Wildcats.

Piper controlled the game from the opening tip, using strong backcourt pressure to limit Louisburg’s shot opportunities, and getting reliable inside scoring from Ryan Cobbins and LaKya Leslie.

Piper held a 35-6 halftime advantage, and coach Shane Stout used the second half to get plenty of playing time for his reserves.

Play was briefly stopped in the first quarter to recognize senior Ryan Cobbins, as she passed the 1,000 career point mark, only the 3rd Lady Pirate to reach that goal.

Cobbins led the team with 19 points. Junior transfer Ayreona Carter contributed 13 points off the bench.

Piper advanced to 3-0 in the Frontier League (6-0 overall). They’ll play next on Monday, Dec. 17, at Hayden Catholic High School in Topeka.

Senior LaKya Leslie (24) won the tip-off against Louisburg. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Banes looked for an open teammate on the right wing. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Junior Ali Vigil (25) drove the ball against the Louisburg defense. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Sophomore guard Evelyn Vazquez (3) led the Pirates on a fast break. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Junior Ayreona Carter (32) lined up a free throw late in the second half. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Freshman guard Saniya Simmons (1) passed the ball to a teammate running the lane. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Sophomore Jessica Thomas (21) took a shot in the second half. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Cobbins took a jump shot near the free throw line. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)


Junior Grace Banes (15) took a jump shot in the first half. (Copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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