Last year the West Gadsden Panther basketball team made it all the way to the FHSAA Class 1-A championship game using an outside game. This year it’s pretty much a reversal for the Greensboro-based school.
“We’ve got some strong inside players,” West Gadsden head coach Andrew Moten says. “And we seem to be adjusting pretty well changing to an inside game.”
A good example of that was Saturday night when the Panthers used that inside game to down Tallahassee Florida High on the road 82-61.
Inside-men Marquis Brown and Lajarious Davis dominated, combining for 48 points and 25 rebounds in the
Brown had a 29-16 night while Davis had a 19-9 game.
It was the second win of the week for West Gadsden.
The Panthers had tied up Tallavana earlier in the week by a 69-23 score.
Brown had 20 points in that encounter. Willie Sweet added 14 and Mark Bradwell chipped in 13 as West Gadsden went to 4-0.
Tallavana then lost a close game to North Florida on the road Monday night by a 56-51 score.
Ezekiel Sutton led the Lion with 26 points while Kelvin Hatfield shot in 15.
This week West Gadsden played at Franklin County Tuesday, and will play at Liberty County Friday and East Gadsden Saturday.
Tallavana will host Aucilla Thursday and Bay County Friday.
East Gadsden Jaguar first year head basketball coach Michael Hunt rallies the troops.