With a 45-28 home win over Warren County on Monday, the West Middle School boys basketball team improved to 10-0 in conference play with the victory.
The Bobcats have an overall record of 11-1 after splitting a pair of nonconference games this season. West previously lost at Meridianville, before avenging that loss on Saturday, winning 28-13.
After leading 22-16 at halftime on Monday, West took total control in the third quarter. Warren County was limited to six points in the third period, while the Bobcats netted 16 points, opening up a 38-24 lead.
Xavier Farrell did the bulk of the scoring for West in the third quarter. Farrell knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and then added another basket to finish the period with eight points.
DeAndre Jenkins and Evan Tomlin each added four points in the quarter. Both players were able to knock down a pair of baskets.
Offense was limited in the final quarter, as the teams combined for just 11 points. West outscored Warren County 7-4 in the final period of play.
Tomlin put up five points for the Bobcats in the fourth quarter, hitting a pair of baskets, while adding a free throw. Jenkins added a basket of his own to round out the scoring for west in the final period.
Early in the first quarter, Tomlin dominated inside the paint for West, netting nine points in the opening quarter. The Bobcats’ forward scored all nine points in the second period as well for West.
Tomlin finished the game with 27 points to lead both teams in scoring. Jenkins also finished in double figures, netting 10 points. Farrell rounded out the scoring for West with eight points.
Two days earlier against Meridianville, it was Farrell who led the Bobcats in scoring, as he scored 11 points. Tomlin added nine points for West in the victory, while LaShawn Kimmons scored four points. Grant Chadwick and Jenkins each scored two points to round out the scoring for the Bobcats.
Prior to Saturday’s game, West was coming off of a comeback victory at home over South, capturing a 32-24 win.
At halftime, the Bobcats trailed 17-11. However, South was held to just seven in the final two quarters and the Bobcats took advantage.
Tomlin and Farrell teamed to put up nine points in the third quarter. The teams were tied at 20 entering the final period of play. Tomlin scored five points, knocking down a pair of baskets and a free throw, while Farrell added four points.
In the fourth quarter, Tomlin hit four field goals for the Bobcats, while West’s defense limited South to just four points in the period. Farrell buried a 3-pointer, while adding a free throw to round out the scoring for West in the final quarter.
Tomlin led the Bobcats in scoring, netting 15 points in the victory. Farrell also added double figures, scoring 11 points. Kimmons, Zach Anderson and Chadwick each finished with two points for West.
On the girls’ side, West lost 37-36 in double overtime, after losing control in the fourth quarter Thursday night. Heading into the final period of play, the Lady Bobcats held a 22-8 lead. However, South rallied, netting 21 points in the final quarter, forcing overtime as the teams were tied at 29.
In the first overtime, the teams found themselves tied at 33, extending the contest. The Lady Trojans were able to outscore West 4-3 in the second overtime, garnering the road victory.
Alaisha Bowen led the Lady Bobcats in scoring, putting up nine points. Isabella Lidstrom added eight points, while Lacee Barbeau, Aahna Carter and Aubrey North each netted four points.
Aeneshia Burks knocked down a 3-pointer for West, while Ruth Jennings added two points. Allysa Goon and Katelyn Allen each hit a free throw to round out the scoring for West.
Both West teams will host North next Monday. Tipoff of the girls game is scheduled for 6 p.m. with the boys taking the floor 10 minutes after that contest concludes.