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Bearcats, Lady Cats basketball beat region rival Westover

The BHS Bearcats went up against Westover on Friday, January 29, after having lost to them earlier this season. The girls scored an overwhelming victory, 31-18, while the boys had a nail-biting close win with 49-47.

The girls opened the first quarter with a score of 10 points. Kirston Noble scored a three-pointer; Taralyn Brown also scored a three-pointer; and Detavia Salter made a pair of lay-ups.

The girls had their best score in the second quarter, scoring 14 points. Noble scored a pair of three-pointers; Courtney Sanders scored a lay-up; and Brown made a pair of three-pointers.

Coming back from half-time, the girls only scored 2 points in the third quarter, with Salter scoring a lay-up. The girls finished the game with 5 points. Taniah Register shot a lay-up, and Salter made a single free-throw and a lay-up.

The boys came out strong against Westover, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Mark Taylor scored two three-pointers and two-lay-ups; Dorrian Cooper scored a lay-up; and Dylun Worlds scored a lay-up.

They scored much less in the second quarter, only 4 points. AJ Grant made a single free throw; Ahmari Borden also scored a single free throw; and Ashton Parris scored a lay-up.

The boys came back out stronger after half-time, scoring 15 points. Taylor scored three free-throws, a lay-up and a three-pointer; VJ Ervin, Cooper and Worlds each made a lay-up; and Parris scored a free-throw.

They finished out on their strongest note, making 16 points in the final quarter. Taylor made four free throws; Cooper scored two free-throws; Grant scored a single free-throw; Worlds scored two lay-ups; and Dialan Beard made a three-pointer and a lay-up.

“I’m very proud of the team,” Coach Jeff Page told the Post-Searchlight. “It was a big win for us.” The Bearcats would go on to play against, and ultimately lose to Monroe on Monday night.