Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Patriots Grab Share of Sub Region Lead

Tuesday night, in the HS Hoops "Game of the Night," the Westside Patriots won their sixth straight game and, more importantly, tied the Thomson Bulldogs for the first place spot in sub region 3B AAA with a 66-53 win at Thomson.  Junior Frank Booker, Westside's leading scorer, led the way with 26 points.  Back court mate Ronald Campbell added 17.  Dwayne Williams led the Bulldogs with 20 points.

Booker, one of the area's leading scorers, did it all Tuesday night.  He scored from deep, mid range, and in the paint.  He handled the ball effectively against Thomson's pressure and created scoring opportunities for teammates.  And he rebounded on both ends of the court.  A guard with good size and skills, a great feel for the game, and a deadly stroke, Booker demands attention from any defense.  Watch the game highlights (above) to see the impressive performance by Booker and his Patriot teammates.

The Patriots and the Bulldogs now share the sub region's top spot with identical 6-2 records.  The top of the sub region 3B AAA standings are now more crowded than ever.  Tuesday's results (Richmond Academy and Josey also won and both moved to 5-3) mean that with one week of regular season region play remaining, four teams are competing for the coveted top two spots in the sub region.  During the next week, Thomson will host Josey, and Westside will host Richmond Academy.  The teams with the two best sub region records will earn first round byes in the region tournament that will be played at Josey during the week of February 13.

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