PREP BASKETBALL: Warriors, Lady Warriors split home matchups with Fyffe

Lexi Shadix (1) led the Lady Warriors with 29 points in their 67-44 win over Fyffe Monday night. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT, Ala. – The Fyffe Red Devils made the trip to West Point for a pair of varsity matchups against the Warriors and split their meetings against the home teams. The Lady Warriors took the first game 67-44 but the Red Devils were able to topple the Warriors 69-42 in the boys’ matchup.

West Point 67 – Fyffe 44 (varsity girls)

A pair of Lexi Shadix baskets and a score by Braelee Quinn gave West Point an early 6-0 advantage to start the game and a three-pointer from Braelee kept the Lady Warriors in front 9-4 midway through the first quarter. Fyffe began to cut into the lead but another basket by Quinn made it a 12-9 game with just over a minute to play in the period. A Shadix layup stretched the lead to five but the Lady Red Devils buried a three just before the buzzer to trim the lead to 14-12 going into the second quarter.

Shadix was fouled on a made three-pointer at the start of the second and she netted the free throw to complete the 4-point play and give West Point an 18-14 lead. A bucket from Kylee Quinn followed by four straight made free throws by Shadix extended the lead to 24-14 with six minutes remaining in the opening half and the run continued for the Lady Warriors. Braelee Quinn and Shadix continued to score and Kaylee Faulkner capped off a 16-0 run with a three-pointer from the left corner. Shadix scored inside on back to back possessions to give West Point a 37-23 lead with a minute to play in the second and the Lady Warriors went to the locker room with a 38-23 advantage at the break.

Back to back put-backs by Shadix made it a 42-25 game early in the third quarter and Braelee Quinn added back to back three-pointers to stretch the lead to 48-25. Quinn drilled another shot from long range to make it 51-32 with just under two minutes to play in the period and after a Ryleigh Jones layup with 45 seconds remaining, the Lady Warriors went into the final frame leading Fyffe 53-36.

A pair of Jones free throws extended the lead to 19 early in the fourth and Kylee Quinn scored another basket inside to make it 57-37 with six minutes to play. Faulkner buried another three midway through the quarter to keep West Point ahead comfortably and the Lady Warriors were able to cruise to a 67-44 win over the Lady Red Devils.

Shadix led West Point with 29 points in the win. Braelee Quinn added 19, Faulkner finished with eight and Kylee Quinn added five. The Lady Warriors will be back home tomorrow night to face the Good Hope Lady Raiders.

Fyffe 69 – West Point 42 (varsity boys)

Kobe Bowers started things off with a three-pointer on West Point’s first possession of the night, but the Red Devils responded quickly with a 9-0 run to take an early lead. Bowers knocked down another three to cut it to 9-6 and a Sam Wheeler basket trimmed the lead to one midway through the first. Fyffe began to pull ahead but a Carter Thornton trey stopped the run and made it a 14-11 game. Another Bowers long ball cut the Red Devil lead to two with three minutes to play in the first but an 11-3 run to close the quarter gave Fyffe a 27-17 advantage going into the second.

The run continued for the Red Devils until Will Cochran scored inside to make it 32-20 and Bowers added another three to make it 34-23 with just over four minutes remaining in the half. Cochran was able to score a couple more times in the paint, but Fyffe continued to put up points on the other end and the Warriors went into the locker room trailing 42-27 at the half.

Wheeler drove to the basket and laid one in to cut the lead to 13 at the start of the second and Bowers added a mid-range jumper to make it a 44-31 game. Bowers dropped in a running floater to stop another Red Devils run and trim the lead to 49-33 midway through the third, but Fyffe was able to build a 53-35 lead going into the fourth.

Bowers drilled his fifth three-pointer of the game to cut it to 17 early in the fourth quarter and Wheeler was able to get another shot to fall midway through the period but the Warriors were held to just seven points in the final frame and Fyffe went on to win it 69-42.

Bowers led West Point with 19 points in the loss, followed by Cochran with eight and Wheeler and Thornton with six. The Warriors will try to bounce back tomorrow when they host Good Hope.

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