Monday, December 10, 2012

Westside's Impressive Road Win



Great teams find a way to win when things are not going well.  The Westside Patriots visited Thomson Saturday and trailed by as many as 9 points late in the fourth quarter.  Senior leader Frank Booker's shot was not falling and the Patriots looked likely to lose for the first time this season.  But sophomore Quinton Phillips was steady and productive, attacking the basket and scoring 22 points in the contest.  And Booker did what a great player and a great competitor does when the ball is not bouncing his way: he found a way to affect the game's outcome in a positive way.  Booker, a great shooter and underrated offensive rebounder, came up with two big second chance baskets late, including the game deciding basket that came after leaping over a Thomson defender on the ground.

Unlike last season, Thomson is not a region opponent.  But Saturday's come from behind win in a hostile environment will likely to add to the confidence of an already formidable Westside group.  Watch Phillips and Booker in action Saturday in the highlights above.

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