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Westwood boys win basketball opener

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

The Westwood Middle School boys basketball team won its season opener, 44-36, Monday at Communty.

Carlos Medina was top scorer for the Rockets with 20. He was followed by Austin Harmon (10), Zach Vaughn (9) and DeShawn Gates (4).

“We started slow and were down early,” said Westwood coach Will Pannell. “The boys did a wonderful job playing as a team and continued to play fast and physical and were able to regain the lead before half. In the second half we ran into a little foul trouble. We had guys step up and make a big difference off the bench. I am very pleased with this win over a good Community team. It was a team effort, and the boys can be proud of this hard fought win.”

Westwood’s next games are Thursday at home against Moore County. Girls play at six and boys at seven.