RECAP: Thompson Breaks Record as Warriors Glide Over Patriots

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RECAP: Thompson Breaks Record as Warriors Glide Over Patriots

Junior PJ Ngambi goes up against Millard South.

Junior PJ Ngambi goes up against Millard South.

Yamilett Ramirez

Junior PJ Ngambi goes up against Millard South.

Yamilett Ramirez

Yamilett Ramirez

Junior PJ Ngambi goes up against Millard South.

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The Westside boys varsity basketball team hosted Millard South on Friday, February 22, 2019, in the first round of the NSAA District A-6 bracket. The Warriors were off to the races out of the gate with an eight point lead after one quarter and an 18 point lead at the halftime break. By the time the fourth quarter came around, Westside had advanced its lead to forty points and were in a position to win.

That’s when Chase Thompson made history. By scoring his 18th point of the night when driving to the basket and taking a foul, Thompson eclipsed the previous school record of 1,203 points in a career. The senior said it is an unreal feeling.

“It means a lot to be considered one of the better players here at Westside,” Thompson said. “I’m just ready to get to state though. Ready to get to state and that’s all that matters.”

The Warriors went on to defeat the Patriots, 70-31, and they have moved to 18-5 on the season. Jadin Booth added w0 points and Thompson finished the night with 19. In order to reach the state tournament, however, they must take on Millard North. Thompson said they’re ready for the matchup.

“We like the matchup,” Thompson said.  “We figured we’d have Millard North. We prepped for Millard North the whole time, and we’re ready to get out there and beat them.”

Because Gretna lost their postseason opener, the Warriors will need to beat Millard North to advance to the state tournament. They will go head-to-head with the Mustangs when they host them on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

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