LOUISBURG — The Pittsburg High School basketball teams split a pair of games in the season opener against Louisburg on Friday night, with the boys winning 76-48 and the girls losing 46-43.


Everything went according to plan for the PHS boys’ team, following up the girls’ loss with a 28-point win.

After a slow start to the game, the Wildcats broke the seal at the six-minute mark of the first quarter, but a layup by Chase Curtis tied the score and swung the momentum in favor of PHS.

The Purple Dragons went on to take the lead on a mid-range jumper by Drew Roelfs.

Pittsburg continued to expand the lead, ending the first quarter with a 21-12 advantage before increasing it to 38-22 at the half.

It was all downhill from there, as the Purple Dragons coasted to their first win of the season.


The PHS girls’ team didn’t have the same luck in the first game of the season, losing 46-43 in the first game of the night.

Despite trailing for a majority of the contest, the Purple Dragons continued to stay within striking distance.

After tying the score at 2-apiece in the opening minutes of the first quarter, Pittsburg fell behind 8-2 and was held in check by the Wildcats’ defense.

PHS came back to within 14-11 at the end of the first quarter and ended the first half with a 32-23 deficit.

The Purple Dragons had some momentum going in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t tie the score en route to losing by three.


PHS will host Independence on Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m.