West Gadsen take win over Libery County, 61-43

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By Joe Ferolito

West Gadsden High School continue to play pressure defense basketball from start to finish and opponents are finding it hard not to fold under the constant push.

The Panthers carried their pressure show to Bristol Friday night, and came away with a 61-43 win over District 3-A opponent Liberty County High.

With John Battles and Jesse Winbush leading the way, the Panthers built a 33-21 halftime lead and zipped away to the finish.

Battles finished the night with 25 points and Winbush collected 15. Battles hit four 3-point shots and Winbush got three.

Phillip Bradwell chipped in 12 points with some good inside play.

West Gadsden used that aggravating defense Saturday night to handle Sneads in an 81-70 win. Battles had a 36-point night, getting most of his points off steals and layups. Winbush added 12 to the victor's totals and Jimmy Dawson hit 10.

West Gadsden upped their record to 10-4 with the wins.

"We're playing pretty hard," Coach Antonio Bradwell said of his team's late play.

"We're using our quickness and that makes a lot of difference in the way things are going now."

The Panthers played at Wewahitchka Tuesday and will host Port St. Joe in a big district game Friday night. They play at Blountstown next Tuesday.