The West Hall High boys basketball team lost to West Forsyth 51-49 on Tuesday in Cumming.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the score was tied 33-33. The Wolverines scored the first seven points of the quarter and never relinquished the lead.
Sophomore Fineto Lunguana led West Forsyth with 16 points. Senior Shaeem McLaren added 14 and senior Evan Dunwoodie added nine.
West Hall had a chance to tie before in the game with five seconds left, but McLaren stole the ball.
Junior point guard Jarquise Young led the Spartans (11-9, 3-6 Region 7B-AAA) with 17 points. Junior shooting guard Dre Pou added 13.
The Spartans played the second half without the services of junior forward Shunquez Stephens.
In its previous game between these two schools last Saturday, West Hall easily beat the Wolverines 60-39 in Oakwood.
West Hall led 11-4 after the first quarter and 26-21 at halftime on Tuesday.
“We lost it in the first half. We didn’t come over here ready to play,” said West Hall coach Warren Sellers. “We underestimated them and that is the end of the story.
WEST FORSYTH GIRLS 47, WEST HALL 17: No West Hall (3-16, 1-8 7B-AAA) player scored more than three points as West Forsyth (12-7, 7-3 7B-AAA) dominated on Tuesday night.
West Forsyth outscored the Wolverines 18-1 in the second quarter to take a 32-6 halftime lead. The Lady Wolverines led 41-10 after three quarters. The fourth quarter was reduced from eight minutes to six due to the Georgia High School Association mercy-rule.
West Forsyth senior point Megan Whittaker scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the first half. Senior forward Kelsey Turchi scored 12 points to surpass 900-point for her career.