Bearcats, Lady Cats basketball beat region rival Westover

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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The BHS Bearcats went up against Westover on Friday, January 29, after having lost to them earlier this season. The girls scored an overwhelming victory, 31-18, while the boys had a nail-biting close win with 49-47.

The girls opened the first quarter with a score of 10 points. Kirston Noble scored a three-pointer; Taralyn Brown also scored a three-pointer; and Detavia Salter made a pair of lay-ups.

The girls had their best score in the second quarter, scoring 14 points. Noble scored a pair of three-pointers; Courtney Sanders scored a lay-up; and Brown made a pair of three-pointers.

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Coming back from half-time, the girls only scored 2 points in the third quarter, with Salter scoring a lay-up. The girls finished the game with 5 points. Taniah Register shot a lay-up, and Salter made a single free-throw and a lay-up.

The boys came out strong against Westover, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Mark Taylor scored two three-pointers and two-lay-ups; Dorrian Cooper scored a lay-up; and Dylun Worlds scored a lay-up.

They scored much less in the second quarter, only 4 points. AJ Grant made a single free throw; Ahmari Borden also scored a single free throw; and Ashton Parris scored a lay-up.

The boys came back out stronger after half-time, scoring 15 points. Taylor scored three free-throws, a lay-up and a three-pointer; VJ Ervin, Cooper and Worlds each made a lay-up; and Parris scored a free-throw.

They finished out on their strongest note, making 16 points in the final quarter. Taylor made four free throws; Cooper scored two free-throws; Grant scored a single free-throw; Worlds scored two lay-ups; and Dialan Beard made a three-pointer and a lay-up.

“I’m very proud of the team,” Coach Jeff Page told the Post-Searchlight. “It was a big win for us.” The Bearcats would go on to play against, and ultimately lose to Monroe on Monday night.