Redhawks pick up season opener wins

BLYTHEWOOD – Last week, The Westwood Redhawks girls’ basketball program secured The Turkey Shootout Championship and Unique Drake was named tournament MVP. They parlayed that success into a successful home opener on Tuesday night against White Knoll. White Knoll was only able to score double digits in one quarter, and the Redhawks blasted them to the tune of a 77-29 win.

Nyah Leveretter (21) had a hot hand – she dropped 18 points on White Knoll. | Leroy Howard

Drake had a double-double with 13 points, 10 steals, four rebounds and three assists. Essence Marshall chipped in 17 points, but Nyah Leveretter had a game high 18. She also racked up 11 rebounds, six steals and four assists.

The Timberwolves only trailed 13-11 after the first quarter, but by halftime they were down 32-17, and by the opening of the fourth quarter they were staring down a 52-25 hole.

The Redhawks travel to Winnsboro tonight for a 6:00 matchup with Fairfield Central.

WHS:13-19-20-25-77
WK:  11-6-8-4-29

WHS: Nyah Leveretter – 18, Essence Marshall – 17, Unique Drake -13, Ja’la Wade – 6, Maliyah Lockett – 6, Malayziah Etheredge – 5, Ja’Mari Frederick – 5, A’Laya Scott – 4, Erin Mines – 3.