West scored after winning the opening tap and led wire to wire. Hamilton stayed close for most of the game however seldom trailing by more than two possessions. The Firebirds were up by six at the intermission (31-25) and by just five (46-41) going into the final quarter. West had three less field goals than the Big Blue but made 28 of 39 free throws (71.8%) to forge a 16 point advantage from the charity stripe. The games leading scorer, Tyler Williams, was a perfect 12 of 12 from the free throw line and finished the evening with a personal best 23 points. Malik Grove was the games leading rebounder with 8. Latrell Tidwell came off the bench to tally 15 points and 7 boards. Jarin Higginbotham also had 7 rebounds to go along with a game high 3 steals. Ahmad Peterkin displayed deft ball handling dealing out 4 assists without committing any turnover’s. Grove and Peterkin chipped in with 9 points each.
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