SHALLOTTE — Early on, the rout was on.
West Brunswick’s boys basketball team doubled the score on a flu-stricken South Brunswick squad 64-32 before a packed gym in a Mideastern Conference game Tuesday night.
Because of the flu, the Cougars brought only seven players, and one of them fouled out in the third quarter, leaving just six players in uniform.
But the game had been decided long before then — in the first quarter, in fact. West surged to a 26-10 lead after the initial eight minutes.