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ROSE HILL – Javontae Matthews poured in 24 points to lead West Bladen to a 71-26 non-conference jayvee boys basketball victory over Union Tuesday night in the season-opener for both teams.

Matthews fired in a 3-point shot and 3 other baskets in the first period as the Knights took a 20-9 lead. Matthews nailed another 3-point shot and racked up 11 points in the second quarter as the Knight lead grew to 48-13 at halftime.

Javarrie Adams pumped in 9 points for the winners, and Anthony Mitchell and Anthony Cowan finished with 7 points each.

Dylyn Aycocu worked the paint for 15 points to lead the Spartans.

West Bladen will host Fairmont on Tuesday night in their Three Rivers Conference opener.

West Bladen  20  28  12  9 – 71
Union               9    4   5   8 – 26

WEST BLADEN (71) – Travail Baldwin 4, Javontae Matthews 24, Anthony Cowan 7, Bryce Fuller, Amir Steppe 3, Walter Bealon, Jordan Underwood 4, Keshawn Ballard 2, Ricky Brisson, Alan Brakefield, Anthony Mitchell 7, Javarrie Adams 9, Aaron Thompson 4, Devon Strange 4, Layne Ross.

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