Westside basketball teams finishing strong in the regular season

January 27, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Both of the Westside Secondary School Thunder boys’ basketball teams are doing well this season with both teams holding on to second place in their respective divisions.

The junior team hosted the Wellington Heights Secondary School Wolverines in the gym at Westside on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

After taking an early lead, the Thunder managed to stay ahead for all four quarters. They were leading by ten points at the half then kept the same margin in the third quarter, leading 47-37 to start the fourth quarter.

The Thunder demonstrated strong offensive play and did a good job of keeping Wellington Heights to the outside in their zone.

Westside left the court with a 63-48 win.

Thunder forward, Josh Kirkland summed up the game, saying “We were playing really well. On offence were doing really well and our defence was stepping up and stopping our opponents, and keeping them outside.”

After this game, the juniors are in second place with a 5-2 record.

The Thunder junior team is averaging 55 points per game.

Centre Dufferin District High School is leading the district in first place with a 6-0 record.

The Thunder junior team will play their final game of the regular season against Erin District High School in Erin on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Senior Thunder

The Westside Thunder senior team were scheduled to play on the same day but the game had to be rescheduled when Norwell District High School was forced to postpone.

The senior team is in second place in the District Standings with a 4-2 record. They are averaging 50 points per game and have two more games on the regular season schedule.

Centre Dufferin District High School is leading the District senior basketball standings in first place with an undefeated 6-0 record.

The Thunder have two more games in the regular season.

They will be on home court at Westside on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to host Norwell District Secondary School.

The tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

They will play their final regular season game on the road against Erin District High School on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

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