PREP BASKETBALL: West Point collects dominant home sweep of Fairview


West Point's Aubrey Cleghorn (30) goes up for a basket over while being defended by Fairview's Devin Gibson (21). (Martha Needham for The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT – Fairview and West Point faced off in a pair of county games Tuesday night and the home team came away with a pair of convincing wins. In the girls' matchup, the Lady Warriors rolled past the Lady Aggies 60-29 while in the boys' game, West Point finished off the sweep of Fairview in dominating fashion, 73-40.

(12-2) West Point 60 – (8-5) Fairview 29 (varsity girls)

West Point jumped out to a quick 21-4 lead after one and was never challenged again in the game. The Lady Warriors pulled away to take the contest 60-29, clinching the top seed at the Cullman County Tournament at Wallace State.

Eight different Lady Warriors found the scoring column, led by Miriam Oldacre, who finished with 19 points. Mackenzie Carter added 10 points. Molly Pendley ended up with eight. Lexi Shadix and Sheridan Bowers each chipped in with five. Olivia Ball added four points. Maci Hamby finished with three, and Sydney Smith chipped in with two.

Molly McKelvy led Fairview with nine points. Daisy Manasco added six points. Payton Golden, Jacy Gorham and Morgan Lindsay each chipped in with four points. Isabella McGukin finished with two points. The Lady Aggies will have the no. 2 seed in the county tournament.

(5-9) West Point 73 – (4-9) Fairview 40 (varsity boys)

Nine different Warriors scored at least two points in the game to snap a five-game losing streak as they completed the varsity sweep of Fairview in convincing fashion.

West Point held a 17-8 lead after one and nailed five shots from deep in the second quarter to take a 38-21 lead at the half and wound up pulling away quickly in the second half to secure 73-40 win.  

Kolton Sapp nailed five threes and finished with 22 points, three rebounds and a steal for the Warriors, who shot 59 percent from the field and finished 10-18 from deep. Kobe Bowers added 15 points and a pair of steals. Rylan Jones finished with nine points, eight rebounds, six assists and a steal. Tyler Thompson added seven points and five rebounds. Aubrey Cleghorn finished with six points, four rebounds and a pair of steals. Tyler White added five points. Will Cochran chipped in with four points. Whit Laney finished with three points, and Will Brown added two points. The Warriors will host Good Hope on Friday night.

Zane Miller led the way for Fairview with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. Mason Black added seven points, three rebounds and a pair of steals. Luke Yarbrough and Devan Jennings each chipped in with five. Sawyer Daniel finished with four. Kennedy White and Devin Gibson each added three. Connor Tipton finished with two, and Austin Jackson added one. The Aggies will head back home to take on Arab on Thursday night.

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