Jesse Winbush and John Battles caused opponents to feel like they were seeing a pair of perpetual-in-motion blurs last week as the two guards led the West Gadsden High School Panthers to wins over Wewahitchka and North Florida Christian.
The win over Wewahitchka came last Tuesday night and was a District 3-2A victory.
Wewa led through out the game behind the scoring of guard Christian Owens, who finished the night with 26 points.
Winbush and Battles however, led a 31-20 last quarter blitz that helped West Gadsden pull the game out.
Winbush finished the game with 35 points and Battles hit 28.
Seveneen of Winbush's points came in the final stanza and Battles scored 10 in the quarter.
Billy Naylor scored 16 points for Wewahitchka and Chris Peak added 12.
Peak also had 10 rebounds and six blocked shots.
In their win over North Florida, Battles and Winbush did the trick again, leading the Panthers on a last quarter spurt that pulled them to a 76-65 win.
Battles scored 30 in that game and Winbush slipped in 22. Jimmy Dawson had 10 rebounds to lead West Gadsden in that category.
John Norgowski hit 26 for North Florida and Taylor Langston scored 15.
West Gadsden hosted FAMU Tuesday and will play at Liberty County Friday night.
They host Sneads Saturday night and will play at Wewahitchka Jan. 20.