WARNER ROBINS -- Northside attacked Houston County from the opening tip and cruised to a 68-26 win over the Bears on Friday in the GHSA Region 2-AAAAA boys basketball opener for both teams.
“I’m proud of the effort,” Northside head coach Scott Wynn said. “Defensively (Houston County) didn’t know what hit them. We really played well defensively.”
The Eagles held Houston County without a field goal in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 15-0 lead and ended the quarter up 22-1.
Northside built on the advantage in the second and went to the break in full control, up 41-8.
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“We got a couple of turnovers, they missed a couple of shots, and our confidence went way up,” Wynn said.
Twelve different Northside players scored in the contest, with only two reaching double figures. Davonta Willis led the way with 12, and Marquaevious Williams added 11.
“We plan on playing 10 or 11 kids every night,” Wynn said. “We’re a pretty deep team, but we’ve got to get healthy. I’ve got some kids nursing ankles and a couple of football injuries that are still hanging around, but I was pleased with everybody contributing.”
Northside has won six straight games as the Eagles continue to round into basketball shape after many of their players made significant contributions to the Eagles’ run to a football state title.
Northside won the Mary Persons holiday tournament earlier this week.
“These kids have only been playing basketball since the 13th of December, so we’re on a winning streak right now and playing well,” Wynn said.
Northside also claimed victory in the girls game with an equally dominant 73-25 win over Houston County. Alexia Galloway scored 16 to lead all performers.