The West Eagles spent halftime on the court, practicing, after a lackluster first half Friday and went on to beat Lathrop 53-35 in a nonconference game at West. The Eagles led 22-14 at the half, but instead of taking his team into the locker room, coach Antonio Wyche sent his players back onto the court, where they spent the intermission going through warmup drills.
Kendal Brown scored 13 points and Tyler Norman added 10 to lead West's offense. Marcus Ailey sparked the defense with seven steals and Lincoln Tulimasealii dominated the boards with nine rebounds.
Tremon Washington's 10 points led West Valley.
Bartlett 68, Chugiak 64
Despite a slow start Friday, Bartlett managed to pull off a 68-64 win over Chugiak in a boys basketball game at Bartlett, thanks to some late-game heroics from Steve Maduro
With the Golden Bears clinging to a two-point lead with less than 20 seconds remaining, Maduro came up with a steal and converted it into a layup to put the Golden Bears up by four. After a Chugiak field goal, Trenton Anthony sealed the win with two free throws for Bartlett.
Anthony and Treshawn King-Dunbar each scored 16 points apiece for Bartlett, and Maduro added nine.
Chugiak's Marquis Spearman led all scorers with 19 points, and Payton Fullmer knocked in 14 for the Mustangs.
Dimond 68, Eagle River 50
Fueled by 21 points and 17 rebounds from Ryden Hines, Dimond rallied past Eagle River for a 68-50 Cook Inlet Conference victory Friday at Dimond.
The Lynx trailed by four points after the first quarter but owned a 32-27 halftime lead.
Luke Adams netted 18 points and Colter Lasher added 13 for Dimond. Eagle River was led by Shaquan Rhoades' 15 points and Chris Parker's 13 points.
East 81, South 53
Jarred Laws poured in 19 points, with nine of them coming on 3-pointers, and Desmond Johnson netted 18 Friday to power East past South 81-53 in a CIC game at East. Nine players scored for the Thunderbirds, who led 20-12 after one quarter.
Grant Marciniak and David Alston each scored 10 points for South.