Waldorf, MD- Westlake extended their win streak to five following a sweep of their two holiday tournament games last week. The Wolverines dominated Randallstown, 76-52, and Northwestern, 62-46, in the James Chapman Holiday Tournament, which consisted of 14 games across two days, Dec. 27 and 28.
In their first game, against Randallstown, the Wolverines dominated the Rams, playing well on both ends of the court. Westlake’s Head Coach Ed Mouton said that he thought his team “came out with a lot of energy.” Mouton singled out “the way [the team] moved the basketball on the offensive end,” and the “excellent defense” they played. Cameron Tweedy (Jr.) led the team with 16 points, 4 assists, 4 steals, and 14 rebounds.
Coach Mouton sang Cameron’s praise expressing that he “thought Cam rebounded the ball very well. He was able to get the defensive rebound and lead the break and make great decisions. He made his teammates better by making good plays, good assists, getting his teammates open or taking it to the hole himself. When he does that, he’s unguardable.”
The team, perhaps overconfident, fell behind early in their second game to Northwestern High School the following day. Westlake was losing 25-20 at the end of the first half but an explosive fourth period propelled the Wolverines to a 16-point win. The team was led in their second game by Jabari Davis (Sr.) who shot 6 for 12 (50 percent) from the floor and had 16 points totals. Davis came off of the bench in the first game and Coach Mouton said that “he’s instant offense.”
The Wolverine’s last loss came to Friendship Tech (DC), 56-50, but they have since beaten multiple opponents by double digits including last year’s SMAC Champion, Great Mills. One of Westlake’s biggest tests will come Friday, Jan. 4, as they face rival North Point. Both teams have only lost one game and are undefeated in their regions. Last year the two teams split, with North Point winning their first contest 64-63 and Westlake winning the second 53-50. Westlake owns the overall series against the Eagles with 13 wins (North Point has 9 wins in the series).
The game tips-off 6:30 p.m. at North Point High School.
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