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Pirates Winners of 13 of 17 Contests


February 6, 2020

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team rolled to a 71-38 road victory against Moshannon Valley on Jan. 24.

Trailing 11-5 after the first quarter, Williamsburg controlled the second quarter and grabbed a 25-21 lead at halftime. The Blue Pirates then dominated the second half by a 46-27 scoring margin.

Josiah Dowey drained 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Blue Pirates. Adam Uplinger (three 3-pointers) and Shane Brantner each added 11 points. Eleven Pirates scored in the win.

Lambert Palmer hauled down 14 rebounds for Williamsburg and dished out seven assists. Brantner added four steals.

WHS 79, Forbes Rd. 37

At home on Jan. 25 against non-conference opponent Forbes Road, the Blue Pirates cruised to a 79-37 victory.

Ahead 13-6 after the opening quarter, Williamsburg put together a 29-7 run before halftime to increase the score to 42-13. The Blue Pirates had a 37-24 scoring advantage in the second half.

Four players scored in double figures for WHS, led by Josiah Dowey’s 17, including three 3-pointers. Adam Uplinger scored 15 points, Lambert Palmer 14 (three 3-pointers) and Andrew Frew 10 (two 3-pointers).

Palmer pulled down eight rebounds and handed out four assists. Dowey and Uplinger had four assists each.

WHS 70, JV 28

A 32-point first-quarter explosion propelled the Blue Pirates to a 70-28 victory at Juniata Valley on Jan. 28.

WHS led 51-14 at halftime and had a 19-14 scoring edge in the second half.

Josiah Dowey finished with 17 points, including two 3-pointers, for the Blue Pirates. Shane Brantner added 12 points, as 10 players reached the scoring column for WHS.

Palmer grabbed seven rebounds, collected five steals and handed out four assists. Adam Uplinger also had four assists.

WHS 76, Glendale 71

Four Williamsburg players scored in double figures during a 76-71 come-from-behind victory at Glendale on Jan. 31.

The Blue Pirates, who improved to 13-4 overall, trailed 33-31 at halftime but outscored the Vikings 45-38 in the second half.

Josiah Dowey drained five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead the Williamsburg attack. Drew Hileman (two 3-pointers) and Shane Brantner each scored 14 points, while Peanut Wansley contributed 12 points.

Lambert Palmer led the Blue Pirates with six rebounds, while Wansley dished out six assists and Hileman collected six steals.


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