Sports: Peninsula College loses season opener

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Sophomore Brandon Lord led five Peninsula College players in double-digit scoring on Thursday night but late mistakes cost the Pirates in their season-opener.

Lord had 29 points and Dur Till added 20 but Peninsula fell 100-90 to Eastern Oklahoma State College (6-1) in the first round of the Idaho Tournament, being played at the College of Southern Idaho.

Also scoring in double digits for the Pirates were Aaron Ewing (14), Antavio Cox (13) and Max Eding (11).

Scott Helpenstell, a freshman out of Port Angeles High School, chipped in eight points and three blocked shots.

Cox pulled down eight rebounds and Eding had four steals.

The Pirates led 49-48 at halftime and maintained a narrow lead through most of the second half.

Turnovers in the final five minutes proved the difference.

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