PORT ANGELES — One by one the players on the Peninsula College men’s basketball team cut down the net.
And many of the 400 or so fans who witnessed Wednesday’s title-clinching victory stayed around to watch and cheer long after the game was over.
“We’ve been waiting for this since last year,” Luke Oleson, one of six sophomores on the team, said amongst a crowd of fans who swarmed the court following an 81-75 victory over Skagit Valley.
With that, the Pirates secured the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges North Division title, proving themselves the best of division’s nine teams.
That might be hard to believe since Peninsula went 3-21 last season, coming as close to the division crown as Port Angeles is to Oleson’s hometown of North Pole, Alaska.
——–The rest of the story appears in Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News.