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1970 Men's Basketball

Peninsula College
Class of 2014

This was the first and only Peninsula College team to win a championship until the soccer and men’s basketball teams broke through in 2010-11. They also won in dramatic fashion, with one of the most exciting and unlikely comebacks in NWAACC history.

After trailing Lower Columbia 102-85 with eight minutes to play, the Pirates rallied to win in double overtime 132-130, led by the 57 points from NWAACC Hall of Fame inductee Bernie Fryer, a mark that still stands as the most points scored in an NWAACC playoff game.

The Pirates, who went 17-3 in Coastal Division play and 24-5 overall, including two losses to Lower Columbia, were not among the favorites to win that year. However, they finished the season with 2,030 points, 250 more than the second highest scoring team. Basketball fans across the Olympic Peninsula speak regularly about that team.

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