By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
West seventh grade coach Pat Knott was absent Tuesday for the West seventh grade basketball game against Dodge City, but his team played as though he was there, knocking off Dodge City 35-22 to move to 4-3 on the season.
Trenton Hammond had a strong showing, scoring 13 points in the win.
Hammond’s defense was a key component to the game for the Warriors.
Hammond caused problems for the Dodge City guards, creating turnovers and converting them into points.
Both teams played even in the first quarter with the Warriors holding an 8-6 lead.
West put some distance on Dodge in the second with a 13-2 run for a 21-10 halftime lead.
The Warriors continued to outpace the Cardinals in the second half.
Britton Abbott scored eight points for the Warriors, Mauricio Neal added six, Blake Stout had four and Hunter Rinehart contributed two.
West also won the B-team game, 26-23. The Warrior Bs are 4-3.
The Warriors were paced by Adrian Carrasco who scored eight and Rinehart added six.
West dropped the C-team game 14-6.
Chrystian Symons scored four points, and Daniel Mendez had two.