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November 14, 2012

PREP BASKETBALL: Warriors sweep Raiders in early-season contests

WEST POINT — West Point’s boys and girls basketball teams picked up its first wins of the young season over Good Hope on Tuesday night.

Both Warrior squads improved to 1-1, while the Raiders’ teams dropped to 0-2 on the year.


Madison Rusk played outstanding, and West Point scored 19 points off Good Hope turnovers in a 58-54 victory for the Warriors.

Rusk put up a line of 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists and five steals.

West Point was also aided by Mallory Walker and Rachel Persall in the winning effort.

Persall made four 3-pointers, tallying 15 points and five steals, while Walker chipped in with 12 points and five assists.

The Warriors built up an eight-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and were able to make enough stops late to hold on for the win.

Kayla Tillman led Good Hope with 17 points, six rebounds and six steals, and Katelyn Bishop pitched in with 11 points.


% West Point 70, Good Hope 29:
Nine different players scored for the Warriors in their drubbing of the Raiders.

Guard Jordan McKenzie was the top dog for West Point, collecting 15 points and five steals.

Other Warrior contributors included Kris Keller and Ryder Jones, who each had nine points, and Nick Nuss, Austin Ray and Mason Vace, all of whom combined for 23 points.

West Point was able to dominate the boards and take advantage of 30 Good Hope turnovers, outscoring the Raiders 39-12 in the second half.

Andy Cofer led Good Hope with nine points.


% The Times’ sports writer Jake Winfrey contributed to this report.

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