The Pirates basketball squad defeated Monticello in a tight one,  58-56 on Friday night in Green River. The home team was steady and consistent throughout, holding back a 23-15 fourth quarter run by Monticello to seal the win.

For the Pirates it was Rad Hughes leading the way with 16. Virg Mendoza and Axel Anguiano would both add 14 .

Moticello, who carries a 4-5 record and the # 9 RPI in 2A were led by Cedar English who led all scorers with 27 points. Dylan Bird added seven and Boston Freestone and Aaron Christiansen both dropped in six.

The Pirates who currently sit at 6-4 on the season and hold the #10 spot in the latest RPI, will have one more game on Tuesday on the road against Dugway before they begin conference play.

On January 10 the will host Whitehorse in the Region 19 home opener, and then on the 14th they will travel to Price to take on Pinnacle.