Lackluster efforts enough to give WHS twin triumphs

Lackluster efforts enough to give WHS twin triumphs

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:53 pm
By: Joey Guest – Special to the Weakley County Press

Lackluster efforts enough to give WHS twin triumphs

Undeterred — Westview’s Kaley Leyhue works inside a pair of Milan defenders for two of her 11 points in the Lady Chargers’ 47-31 victory Tuesday night. The Westview girls dominated the second half to pick up the District 13-2A win. Photo by Joey
MARTIN – Despite a less than stellar performance from both squads, Westview was still good enough to trounce Milan in a pair of District 13-AA tilts Tuesday night.
The Lady Chargers topped Milan, 47-31, behind 14 and 11 points from Teddy Vincent and Kaley Leyhue, respectively, while Jacob Lloyd’s 17 points and Javier Gordon’s 13 paced the Chargers to a 62-47 victory over the Bulldogs.
In the girls contest, Westview shot uncharacteristically poorly from the free-throw line and committed several unforced turnovers but used a dominating third period to pull away from the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Chargers led 11-5 after one period but found themselves trailing 16-15 with 1:28 to play in the half after Milan’s Jasmine Scott drained a trey from the top of the key.
A driving layup by Leyhue and a pair of free throws from Kaitlyn Harrelson sent Westview to the halftime break on top 19-16.
Vincent, who was scoreless in the first half, caught fire with 10 straight points in the third stanza to lead Westview to a 34-22 advantage heading into the fourth period.
The Lady Chargers continued the onslaught in the final eight minutes, outscoring Milan 13-9 to win by 16 points.
Center Calandria Royster led the visitors with 12 tough points in the paint, while Sara Reagan added 10 points.
Jacey Sims and Taylor Swaim added six points each for Westview, as did Kendall Leyhue, who contributed six points off the bench.
With the win, the Lady Chargers improved to 14-6 (6-2), while the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 2-11 (1-7).
In the nightcap, a hot start in the first stanza and a solid effort in the second period helped ninth-ranked Westview overcome a lackluster second-half performance to hand Milan its eighth straight district loss of the season.
The Chargers exploded off the opening tipoff with a 15-3 run and built their advantage to 26-11 at the end of the opening frame behind 10 points from Lloyd.
Westview continued its domination in the second period, thanks largely to back-to-back treys from the left wing by Antonio Hogard and Dillon Gardner, to outscore the Bulldogs 15-8.
Gordon’s layup off an alley-oop pass by Hogard at the buzzer gave the Chargers a 41-19 advantage at halftime.
The two connected again midway through the third period when Hogard’s steal led to another Gordon layup to put Westview up 48-28.
However, the Dawgs went on a 16-5 run over the next eight-and-a-half minutes to pull within 11, down 53-44 with 2:34 to play.
But, Westview answered with a 9-3 run to close the game and win by 15.
Brandon Hudson’s five 3-pointers and 17 points led Milan as the lone player to score in double figures.
The Chargers improved to 14-4 (6-2), while Milan dropped to 3-13 (0-8).
• Editor’s note: Joey Guest is an associate editor and photographer for Pressbox1.com. He may be reached at 731-332-1164 or via e-mail at: joeyguest1@yahoo.com.

Jan. 11 at Martin
GIRLS
Milan (31) — Calandria Royster 12, Sara Reagan 10, Kiera Henderson 4, Jasmine Scott 3, Iva Estrada 2.
Westview (47) — Teddy Vincent 14, Kaley Leyhue 11, Kendall Leyhue 6, Jacey Sims 6, Taylor Swaim 6, Kaitlyn Harrelson 2, Breanna Pitcher 20.
3-pointers: Milan — Reagan (2), Scott; Westview — Ke. Leyhue, Vincent.
Records: Milan 2-11 (1-7 District 13-AA), Westview 14-6 (6-2 District 13-AA).

BOYS
Milan (47) — Brandon Hudson 17, Trey Belew 9, Thomas Caldwell 7, Darrel Jones 6, Blake Mayberry 4, Jonathan Clayton 2, Rashawn Mays 2.
Westview (62) — Jacob Lloyd 17, Javier Gordon 13, Jazell Baker 8, Chris Evans 7, Antonio Hogard 7, Dillon Gardner 6, Garrett Vincent 4.
3-pointers: Milan — Hudson (5), Belew; Westview — Lloyd (3), Gardner (2), Evans, Hogard.
Records: Milan 3-13 (0-8 District 13-AA), Westview 14-4 (6-2 District 13-AA).

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