West Side Christian competes in tournament.
MAGNOLIA - West Side Christian competed in the AACS Preseason Basketball Tournament, which concluded Saturday at Columbia Christian. The Lady Warriors went 3-0, including a 32-24 win over Russellville’s Community Christian on Saturday. The Warriors, who went 2-1, beat Community Christian 51-38.
“I’m proud of all of the teams. They had to battle against some quality opponents,” said West Side coach Randall Miller.
On Saturday, Lauren Land scored 17 points to lead the Lady Warriors with Carley Dugal adding five.
West Side opened the tournament Thursday with a 36-22 win over Garrett Memorial. Land scored 15 with Sofia Narciso and Hannah Miller adding eight and seven, respectively.
Miller credited Dugal’s defense against the league’s co-Player of the Year. “She did a great job,” he said.
The Lady Warriors beat Columbia Christian 37-23 on Friday. Land scored 16 with Miller and Rylee Scriber adding six and five, respectively.
The win was costly as Narciso, the starting point guard, went down with a knee injury. Miller said Scriber moved
over to the point. He also said Abby Sipes and eighth graders Daisy Tabe and Grace McNabb all stepped up their roles.
West Side’s varsity boys beat Garrett Memorial 58-50 on Thursday. Stephfan Tabe scored 28 with Zackley Pearson scoring 17 and John Wylie nine.
The Warriors lost to Columbia Christian 54-52 on Friday, missing a game-winning shot at the buzzer. Tabe scored 29 with Anderson Colley and Garrett Williamson contributing nine and seven, respectively.
Wylie, the starting point guard, injured
his knee and was replaced by younger brother Sam Wylie.
The Warriors rebounded with a 51-38 win over Community Christian on Saturday. Pearson scored 22 with Tabe adding 18. Sam Wylie scored five.
Miller said the injuries to his two point guards put a damper on the weekend.
“The young kids got to play under pressure, which is going to help us on down the road,” he said. “But, it’s tough, right now.”