By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
The West Warriors jumped out to a 20-0 start Monday and played the Abe Hubert Hawks even the rest of the way for a49-27 win.
West shut the Hawks out in the first quarter, 10-0, sparked by two quick buckets by Dylan Holt in the paint.
“He got us started,” West coach Eric Olmstead said. “He can run the floor really well. He’s turning in to a nice basketball player.”
Abe Hubert was able to handle the Warrior defense a little better in the second quarter, but the West offense continued to produce points. By halftime, West had a 24-9 lead.
“We want to get up and down the floor and play man-to-man defense,”
Olmstead said. “We like to get some easy looks early.”
Abe Hubert made some runs in the second half, and had the game down to 12 points. But West used sixth man Michael Begley to end the Hawk’s rallies. Begley came off the bench to score eight points, most of them from the elbow.
William Ross led the Warriors with 10 points, Holt and J.J. Lewis each had nine, Begley scored eight, and Brent Lenear and Tanner Urban each scored six.
“It was nice to see the balanced scoring,” Olmstead said.
West is 2-1 and will travel to Guymon, Okla., today.
The B-Team suffered a 27-12 loss. The game was within reach at halftime, but the Warriors struggled shooting in the second half. The Warrior Bs are 2-1.
In the first game of the season for the C-team, the Warriors fell 20-17. The Warriors were down early but rallied in the fourth quarter before falling short.