Westside had too much muscle for Buffalo Island Central, as the Warriors coasted to a 77-46 victory Tuesday night at Westside. The Warriors were led by the 57th ranked prep prospect in the country, junior Hunter Mickelson, who scored a game high 16 points and grabbed eight boards while blocking five shots. Jeremiah Nortier added 15 points while Brock Johnston pitched in 11 more for the Warriors, who drilled seven treys on the night.
Westside led 21-9 after the first period but the Mustangs went on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to pull within 25-22 before the Warriors regained their momentum to take a 43-21 halftime lead. Westside led 62-35 after three periods.
"We had a real nice run in the second quarter and actually pulled within three points," said Mustang Coach Garrett Eoff. "But Westside came back with a run of its own and we never could recover. The kids really played hard and are improving every game."
The Mustangs placed nine players in the scoring column, led by Daniel Davis' nine points. Ben Cole scored seven, Heath Hawkins and James Tate netted six points apiece, Brandon Atkeison and Drey Crabtree added five points each while Josh McCormick and Mark Stone each contributed three points. Brandon Lairsey scored two points to round out the Mustang scoring attack. BIC hit four treys while making five of 12 free throws.
The Mustangs bounced back Friday night to take a 60-53 win over Ridgefield Christian at Leachville. Daniel Davis scored a season high 27 points to lead BIC. Ben Cole netted 12 points while James Tate pitched in nine more for the Mustangs.
Matt Pierce scored a game high 34 points to lead the Warriors while Adam Thrasher added 11.
In junior high action, BIC dropped a 35-31 decision to Westside before falling to Ridgefield 24-19 in Friday night's Homecoming game.
Justin Barnes scored 10 points to lead BIC against Westside. Jacob Sanders added nine, Zac Chase netted six, Chris Shirley tallied three, Tyler Boone contributed two points while Nick Bollinger added one point. The Mustangs nailed five treys while going four for five from the foul line.
Chris Sims led Westside with a game high 19 points.