6-foot post Josie Bolstad scored 24 points and 6’1 wing Delani Parent added 11 as the Phoenix Pirates outscored what ended up being a short-handed Cascade Christian team 52-28. Already missing the versatile Paisley Fish, and reserve Callie Sweem from the lineup, the Challengers lost the services of Elliana Hagloch after a first-half injury.
Liz White led Cascade Christian with 13 points, while senior forward Sophie Ferreira added 9. Hagloch posted 4 points and 6 rebounds before her injury.
The Challengers begin their conference schedule Friday, with a home date against Brookings-Harbor.