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West Morgan's Lauryn Kilgo (34) grabs a loose ball away from a Vinemont defender and fellow teammate Ashley Thorn, right, on Thursday night at Trinity. Kilgo finished the game with 18 points, and Thorn had 10. West Morgan won 64-35.
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West Morgan's Lauryn Kilgo (34) grabs a loose ball away from a Vinemont defender and fellow teammate Ashley Thorn, right, on Thursday night at Trinity. Kilgo finished the game with 18 points, and Thorn had 10. West Morgan won 64-35.

Rebels run past Vinemont

By Ashley Hargrove
sports@decaturdaily.com 340-2460

TRINITY — The West Morgan boys appear to be having one of their best seasons since 2002, or so it seems. The Rebels added another W to the win column on Thursday night as they defeated Vinemont 68-45.

"We're definitely on a comeback," said Ricky Bowling, West Morgan head basketball coach, after his Class 2A team improved to 12-5 on the season.

Vinemont jumped out to an early 5-2 lead in the first quarter, but West Morgan would gain control on a 7-0 run with under a minute remaining putting the Rebels up 19-12 going into the second quarter.

West Morgan continued to dominate throughout the second quarter, leading 35-17 at the break.

"We had a decent lead going in at the half," Bowling said. "I told our guys to continue to play extremely hard to keep the lead and put the game away."

The Rebels outscored Vinemont 10-4 to start the third quarter, while picking the Eagles' defense apart. West Morgan would begin the fourth quarter leading 53-28.

"Micah Randolph, one of our key players, got off to a slow start tonight," Bowling said. "He got into some foul trouble early and didn't get to play as much as we would have liked him to."

Vinemont's Steven Pollard sank a 3-point shot midway through the fourth quarter, but not before the Rebels would go on another 10-0 run.

West Morgan will travel to play a tough Class 4A East Lawrence team Saturday night. Bowling said his Rebels plan to going through the regular routine to get a game plan together for the Eagles.

"East Lawrence is very quick and has some good shooters," Bowling said. "We're going to take a look at the game film to see what adjustments we need to make."

West Morgan girls 64, Vinemont 35: The West Morgan Lady Rebels began the second period of play tied at 11 before going on a 20-3 run and cruising to a 31-14 lead at halftime.

The Lady Rebels added to their lead throughout the second half to earn their second win of the season.

Lauryn Kilgo lead West Morgan with 18 points. Mikaila Etheredge followed with 13 points and Ashley Thorn added 10

Molly Galliam led Vinemont with 16 points.

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