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West JV boys clinch tie for conference title

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By Michael Paul, Sports Editor

 The West Brunswick boy’s junior varsity beat Whiteville 39-22 Feb. 13 and finished 11-1 in the conference, clinching at least a tie for the conference championship.

For West (16-2 overall), Alex Clarida and Tyler Stanley each scored seven points. Tyquan Hill scored six points. No other Trojan scored more than four points.

A bounce pass from Stanley to Hill put West ahead 23-9 late in the first half.

In the third quarter, a steal by Stanley led to a basket, and his bounce pass to Clarida gave West a 30-14 lead.

In the fourth quarter, a pass from Stanley to Clarida led to a basket and a 35-21 lead.

Other members of the West junior varsity are Tayevonne Evans, Chase Hill, Brien Hewett, Hunter Ashburn, Shermonde Fulwood, Jakob Lammonds, Charlie Carcich, Xavier Gause, Landon Patterson, Nasir Murray and John Jordan. The coach is Jason Younts.

 

West varsity loses to ’Pack

The West Brunswick varsity lost 72-62 to Whiteville Feb. 13.

West finishes 7-5 in the conference and 10-10 in the regular season.

For the Trojans, who missed 21 of 40 free throws, Saadiq Johnson hit two 3-pointers and scored 16 points. Markel Jones hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points, Gray Cheers scored 12 points and Zaire Hankins scored 10.

For Whiteville, Tyshon Smith scored 23 points and Shaun Kirk 20.

The Wolfpack took control in the third quarter, when it outscored the Trojans 12-0 in taking a 38-23 lead. Whiteville outscored West 26-7 in the quarter and led 49-29 entering the fourth quarter.

West rallied in the fourth quarter by hitting four 3-pointers. Whiteville withstood the charge be hitting 9-of-12 free throws in the final 1 minute, 57 seconds.

 

West girls’ JV

The West Brunswick girls’ junior varsity lost 37-16 on Feb. 13 to Whiteville. For West, Yasmine Daniels scored five points and Aleigh Rhyne four. West finishes the season 7-3 in the conference, 9-7 overall.

 

West girls’ varsity

The West Brunswick girls’ varsity lost 59-16 to unbeaten conference champion Whiteville on Feb. 13. West trailed 23-5 after the first quarter and 39-8 at halftime. Whiteville led 53-11 after three quarters. West’s top scorer was Brie Hill, who