Lady Patriots clip Gaston


By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

  Destiney Butts and Tamia Timmons each scored 17 points to lead West End to a 44-34 Class 2A, Area 12 victory over Gaston in girls high school basketball on Tuesday in Walnut Grove. 

The first quarter ended with the score knotted at 8-8 before the Lady Patriots pulled out to a 17-16 lead at the half. 

A 14-7 run in the third quarter put the hosts ahead for good at 31-23.

West End head coach Zackery Qualls anticipated a physical game from Gaston.

“I am proud of the way we played tonight, especially limiting our turnovers,” he said. “We did a good job pressuring the ball tonight. Both teams played hard. We’ve been working hard and getting better.”

Yosmen Foster led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points.

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