West’s Wizards descended on Covenant Academy Thursday night, but the Lions were ready and won the 5-6 grade basketball contest 35-15.
West scored first as Julian Martinez hit for two, but Covenant slowly eroded away the very early lead. Lion Beckham Scott’s fast break combined with Chase Newby’s accuracy added 8 points apiece to the 35 total points Covenant scored.
West couldn’t come back from an 18-7 halftime deficit.
“The score didn’t come out in our favor,” said West coach Braydon Lewis. “We have a lot to improve on and just have to get ready for the next one.”
Adding to Covenant’s score were Caleb Hines and Collin Panter with 6 points each, Vaush Patel made 5 points, and James Hines was good for 2 points.
Doing additional scoring for West were Dyson Elam with 7 points and Matthew Starkey had 6.