Friday, December 11, 2015

Westside's junior varsity tops Greenbrier in 69-65 shootout

Westside's junior varsity boys spent most of Friday's game leading Greenbrier by a double digit margin before withstanding a frantic Wolfpack comeback to earn the Patriots' first victory of the season, a 69-65 decision at home.

Sophomore Josh Kelly got Westside off to a scorching start, scoring 16 of his game high 23 in the game's first half. The Patriots also got contributions from sophomore Xavier Harrison and Isaac Wingfield, who scored 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Greenbrier's deficit was not due to an inability to score. The Wolfpack's frontline combined to put up 51 points, including 19 in the final quarter as the Wofpack cut Westside's 11 point lead to 1 after Legend Barrett, who led Greenbrier with 22 points, made two free throws with 2:21 remaining.

Legend Barrett led Greenbrier with 22 points Friday.

But that was as close as the game would get as the Patriots prevailed and improved to 1-2. Greenbrier fell to 5-2.

In addition to Barrett's 22 points, Brandon Harris added 16, and Bret Black chipped in 13.

Westside faces Lakeside Saturday. I'll be there to see if the Patriots can win their second straight to complete the weekend sweep.

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