Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

West slips by Aquinas for Warhawk title

February 15, 2007


After trailing for most of the game, West Junior High got the job done down the stretch to beat St. Thomas Aquinas, 44-43, Thursday night to claim the Warhawk Invitational championship.

After being down 31-27 at halftime, the Warhawks began to chip away at Aquinas' 2-3 zone defense with some success from the perimeter.

Nick Jaimez gave West its first lead of the game, 40-39, with a 3-pointer. As time wound down and the Warhawk lead at only one, Jamiez missed the front end of a one-and-one, giving Aquinas one last chance for the title. The Saints inbounded the ball with five seconds left and managed a desperation 3-pointer that fell short, giving the Warhawks the tournament title.

In the win, Michael Swank led the Warhawks with 10, while Evan Sloan had eight. Nick Jaimez' late 3-pointer gave him seven on the night and Christian Nelson had six.

For more on this story and a complete wrap-up of the 2007 Warhawk Invitational, see next Wednesday's issue of Game and log on to


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