By Will Nations
Diquan Ewing swatted a Columbus shot attempt and recovered the block. The West Point senior center then flashed a pass to Tre Williams in transition who fed an alley-oop from the free-throw line to Demarius Calvert for a strong two-handed slam.
The first quarter bang-bang play was one of the few fast-paced portions of a defensive chess match between the Green Wave and Falcons, which West Point won, 54-45, Saturday evening on the campus of West Point High School. The win over Columbus capped a back-to-back non-district weekend that began with a 55-47 win over the Aberdeen Bulldogs in front of a full-capacity crowd Friday at home.
“I think teams have realized that our pace is up-tempo, and teams are trying to take that away from us,” West Point Head Coach Brad Cox said. “I thought in both games this weekend, is that we are able to tip passes and get steals during the second half. We are able to play strong defense rather than relying on offense.
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