After being tied at five at the end of the first quarter, the West boys’ basketball squad grabbed control in the second period, using that to notch a 33-24 win against North at Franklin County High School Monday.
With the win, the Bobcats improve to 4-0 on the regular season.
In the first quarter, each team struggled for offense as the squads combined for 10 points and were even at five heading into the second period. DeAndre Jenkins led West with three points, hitting a basket and adding a free throw, while Evan Tomlin added a field goal of his own.
The Bobcats opened up the scoring in the second period, putting up 13 points. West was able to play solid defense in the quarter, holding North to just four points, taking an 18-9 advantage into halftime.
Tomlin led the Bobcats with six points in the second period as the forward hit three shots. Xavier Farrell added five points which included knocking down a 3-pointer. Jenkins added a shot of his own to round out the scoring in the second quarter for West.
Out of the break, West netted just seven points in the third quarter, but led 25-17 heading into the final period of play. Jenkins knocked down a 3-pointer in the third quarter for the Bobcats, while Tomlin and Farrell each scored two points.
West followed by adding eight points in the fourth quarter, holding on for the victory. Jenkins and Tomlin each scored four points for the Bobcats in the period.
Tomlin and Jenkins each finished with double figures for West on the night. Tomlin put up 14 points for the Bobcats, while Jenkins scored 12 points. Farrell rounded out the scoring for West with seven points.
On the girls’ side, West dropped to 2-2 on the season, after struggling for points in the second half, losing a 36-28 matchup to North on Monday.
After leading 23-20 at halftime, the Lady Bobcats were held to just five points in the final two quarters. North took advantage, combining for 16 points in the third and fourth periods, capturing the victory.
West jumped out to the early lead Monday, holding a 14-7 advantage after the opening quarter. Lilly Melton and Isabella Lidstrom each put up five points in the period for the Lady Bobcats. Anne Duncan added four points of her own to help put her team in front.
North began to cut into its deficit in the second quarter, putting up 13 points, while West was limited to nine points. Melton put up four points in the second period, including a 3-pointer, while Lacee Barbeau added a three of her own. Abisha Bowen added a basket in the quarter.
West lost control of the game in the third quarter and was limited to just three points in the period. North took advantage, putting up 11 points in the quarter, taking a 31-26 advantage into the final period of play.
Bowen knocked down the lone field goal in the third quarter for the Lady Bobcats. Melton went on to add a free throw.
Things got worse for West in the fourth quarter, as the Lady Bobcats scored just two points in the final period. Duncan scored the lone basket for West in the final six minutes of play.
Melton led the Lady Bobcats in scoring in the loss. Duncan added six points, while Lidstrom and Bowen each scored four points. Barbeau rounded out the scoring for the West on the night.
The teams from West will play their first home game on Thursday, welcoming in Harris. Tipoff of the girls’ game is scheduled for 6 p.m. The boys contest will take place 10 minutes after the girls matchup concludes.