By ROBERT S. MERRILL
West Side won all four quarters last Wednesday in an away game at Grace and beat the Grizzlies 62-40 in a non-conference game.
The Pirate boys were ahead at half-time by 10 points and Grace was within striking distance. But a strong third quarter by West Side quickly put the game out of reach for the hosts. The Pirates outscored the Grizzlies 23-12 in that quarter.
Head coach Tyler Brown said it was good to get the first win under the team’s belt. West Side is now 1-2 on the year and will play Rich County at home this Friday, Dec. 14, in another non-conference game.
“We had a really good third quarter,” Brown said. “We were able to put some pressure on the 1A school and played some better defense. On offense we got some lay-ups and hit a couple of jumpers to give us some momentum.
The lead was big enough that Brown was able to play all 12 of his varsity players and nine of them got at least two points. Jaxon Smart led all Pirate scorers with 14. Mason Lemmon knocked down 12. Dylan Turnbow, Tate Fuller and Jason Wade each threw in eight points.
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