West takes two over Philly
By By Marty Stamper/EMG sports assistant
December 14, 2002
PHILADELPHIA West Lauderdale took a pair of Division 5-3A wins from Philadelphia Friday night as both the Knights and Lady Knights remained undefeated.
The 11th-ranked Knights posted a 59-50 win as they upped their record to 13-0, while the No. 7 Lady Knights won 58-47 to improve to 14-0.
West boys 59
The Knights jumped out to a 21-9 lead following a layup by Calvin Moore with 1:27 left in the first quarter.
Philadelphia scored the last five points of the opening period and had pulled even at 30-30 by halftime.
The Tornadoes got a basket from Eric Lyons and two from Richard Garrett to take a 36-32 lead early in the third quarter.
West snapped a 38-38 tie on a 3-pointer from a wide open Boo Ramsey in the left corner to grab a 41-38 advantage with 2:36 remaining in the third period and would maintain a lead the rest of the contest.
Clinging to a 43-41 edge, the Knights went on a 7-0 run, getting a putback basket from Lee Nelson, a layup from Ramsey, and a three-point play from Karlos Lewis off the delay game. After taking the 50-41 lead, West never led by less than seven points.
An alley oop dunk by Moore with 1:20 remaining and 4-of-4 free-throw shooting by Nelson gave West a 58-45 lead with 37.8 seconds left.
Moore led the Knights with 23 points. Ramsey hit three 3-pointers in totaling 19 points and Nelson had nine points.
Philadelphia, 3-5, got 13 points from Lyons, 12 each from Garrett and Bobby Goodin, and six from Orie Hudson.
West girls 58
The Lady Knights had their closest game of the season in the 11-point victory.
After scoring nine of the game's first 11 points, the Lady Knights saw Philadelphia pull even at 12-12 by the end of the first quarter. West led 28-21 at halftime behind 13 points from Kristina Gardner and 10 from J.J. Huggins.
With West up 45-35 with 6:40 left in the game, Shannon Lloyd hit back-to-back baskets to put the Lady Knights up 49-35 with six minutes to go. West led by as many as 18 at 55-37 following a three-point play by Gardner.
Gardner finished with 21 points, while Huggins had 15 and Lloyd 12.
Philadelphia, 2-6, got 11 points from Ashley Lowery, who hit three 3-pointers. Dominetrix Hunter had nine points, Skekara Young had eight, and Shenique Brass and Tisha Johnson both scored seven.