Pirates take the Rams on Head to Head During the Annual Robin Tournament


Nathanael Damte

Junior Jordan Miller astonished by Junior Rashad Smith’s width span able to reach the hoop.

Nathanael Damte, Staff Writer

The annual Robin Tournament hosted by Pattonville High School took place on November 28, 29 and December 1, 2022. The tournament, which has been a tradition throughout St. Louis for many years, featured teams from around the region, including local schools Pattonville and Laude.
The Pattonville Pirates have a talented roster of players and a dedicated coaching staff and they are always a force to be reckoned with on the court.
The game between Pattonville and Laude was a nail-biter, with both teams playing their hardest. In the end, however, Laude emerged victorious, with a final score of 69-59. Despite the loss, the Pirates put up a valiant effort and can hold their heads high.
Senior Jayden Essex, on the Pattonville team, said that “it wasn’t the best game we had. But we did have fighting energy throughout the game which I’m proud of.”
He also acknowledged that the team started off strong, but could improve their closing game and layups. Captain Senior Tory Allen hoped the team could improve on some things.
“We could improve on rebounding more and being able to box out but we have been able to run up and down the court pretty well,” Allen said.
Despite the loss, the Pattonville team remains determined and looks forward to future opportunities to compete. The annual tournament continued to showcase the talent and dedication of the region’s young athletes. The tournament also brought the community together, with fans and family members coming out to support their favorite teams.
In the end, the tournament was a successful event, and fans are already looking forward to next year’s competition. The Pirates, for their part, will continue to work hard and prepare for future games, with the ultimate goal of going to state, according to Captain Tory Allen.