Scorps spoil basketball home-opener

Konur Oyman, Staff Writer

With a 59-46 loss at the hands of Satellite on Tuesday, the varsity boys’ basketball team started the season with an 0-1 home record.

Senior small forward Justin Laneuville led West Shore with 17 points, six rebounds and three steals. Senior center John Bond had 10 points and a team-high 9 rebounds.

West Shore’s pressure at the start of the game was immediatly felt, and the lock down defense gave Satellite trouble early as it struggled to keep the ball in their opponent’s half. The Cats took an early 7-point lead, but a string of poor passes and careless turnovers put the Scorpions in the driver’s seat and they outscored West Shore in every quarter after.

“I thought we played well on offense,” Laneuville  said. “We executed for about half of the game.We didn’t do so hot on defense, and that’s why we lost the game.”

West Shore was missing its floor general in senior point guard Scott Adams who is currently recovering from a car accident injury.

First-year sophomore point guard Greg Taveras, who filled in for Adams, scored 7 points and had 4 rebounds.

West Shore’s next game will be played at Master’s Academy on Nov. 27.