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Cougars jump to big lead to bury Wildcats

By Kent Coultas

West Central scored 22 straight points in the first quarter and beat Western 81-36 in boys’ basketball Nov. 30 at Barry.

The Cougars (4-1) led 8-6 and held Western scored for the last 5:30 of the quarter.

Tyson Brown scored to start the run, and Lathan Barnett made one of two free throws. Brown scored six straight points before Chance Little scored to extend the lead to 19-6 with 2:43 remaining in the quarter.

Peyton Hartley and Tysyn Mast each made three-point baskets, Zach Evans scored, and Jaydon Howard converted a three-point play, and the Cougars led 30-6 after the first quarter.

West Central led by as many as 32 points, 49-17, in the second quarter after Brown made a three-point basket. The Cougars led 51-23 at halftime and 72-28 after three quarters.

Mast scored 16 points and had five assists and four steals to lead the winners. Brown scored 15 points. Evans scored 13 points and had seven assists.

Hartley scored eight points and had seven assists and five steals. Barnett scored eight points, and Howard scored seven. Little scored five points and had six rebounds.

Jackson Ford scored four points, and Mason Berry scored three. Parker Hoots scored two points and had seven rebounds.

Western won the junior varsity game 51-48.

Derek Price scored 11 points to lead West Central. Cameron Sievers scored seven points. Berry and Jaydon Howard each scored four points. Carson Brown, Zac Howard and Caden Meyer each scored two points.

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