Brian VanderBeek

December 5, 2008 3:13 AM

Pirates collect victory after a rough month

The longest month any basketball team could imagine finally came to an end Thursday night at Modesto Junior College. Exactly one month after seeing teammate Hershal Phillips collapse and later die of a heart attack, and seven games on the road, the Pirate men finally got a home game -- in the opening round of the 71st MJC Basketball Tournament.

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