By Will Nations
STARKVILLE â€” Senior point guard A.J. Jones led West Point with a team-high 22 points, including a 14 of 17 shooting performance from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Wave (3-1) defeated the Aberdeen Bulldogs (1-2), 66-62, in a MHSAA non-district basketball contest Saturday at the Starkville High School Thanksgiving Classic.
â€śIt was a pretty tough game,â€ť Jones said. â€śThey were fouling and playing real aggressive so we had to step up to the line and make our free throws to win the game.â€ť
Senior Demarius Calvert scored 18 points, and senior guard Juan Davis rounded out the Wave scorers in double figures with 12 points.
Marcus Carouthers notched a game-high 26 points against West Point, but his individual effort was not enough to secure the Bulldogs their second win of a young season.
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