Despite a 3-0 week, Westside coach Nick Cook is looking for more from his team.
“We won by 30 but it didn’t really feel like it,” he said after his AA No. 7 Renegades rolled over Liberty, 80-52, at Clear Fork last Friday night. “I think we were a little tired (after three games in four nights).
“I still don’t think we’ve played our best basketball,” he added.
It was still pretty good.
After a sluggish start which saw the Raiders hit four threes and and open a 21-14 lead, the Renegades (15-5) cranked things up in the second stanza.
Corey Bowles and Levi Lambert his threes in an 8-0 spurt which put Westside in front.
Bowles had another trey and a 10-footer to make it 27-23.
Justin Cogar scored five points and Jordan Browning connected on a put back as the Renegades pushed the lead to 38-27 by the half.
A conventional three-point play from Cogar, a Bowles lay up and Lmabert’s three from the right side stretched the margin to 48-30 early in the third.
The Raiders never got closer than 16 after that.
It was Senior Night at Clear Fork, and Cook thanked this year’s seniors for turning the WHS hoops in the right direction.
“Their hard work has meant a lot, and I think the example they’ve set will inspire the younger players to keep the program on this level,” he commented.
Cogar had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Bowles scored 19.
Browning had 12 points and 11 boards, and Fox scored 12.
Trevor McGhee paced the Raiders with 11.
Westside finishes the regular season with games at AAA Woodrow Wilson on Monday and at Oak Hill on Tuesday.
WHS 71 Sheldon Clark Ky. 55
Westside used a 29-point second quarter to move in front and went on to beat Sheldon Clark, Ky., 71-55 last Thursday night at Willie Akers Arena in Logan.
Corey Bowles scored 26 and connected for four treys. Justin Cogar had 10 markers. Levi Lambert and Justin Kenneda had 9 each
Dylan James scored 23 for SC (18-7).
WHS 69, Charleston Catholic 59
Westside put five players in double figures and went on to beat Class A No. 7 Charleston Catholic, 69-59, last Tuesday night in the Little General Shootout at the Big House.
WHS held a 28-26 lead at the break and gradually pulled away from there.
Will Fox tossed in 17 to pace Westside. Jordan Browning (15), Justin Cogar (12), Corey Bowles (10) and Levi Lambert (10) followed.
The Irish got 25 from Nick George and 18 from Garret McCarty.
Photo: Levi Lambert (24) was one of the seniors honored at Westside on Friday night.