Westwood wins tourney in Bahamas

Westwood High School boys basketball team traveled to the Bahamas over the recent break to participate in the 20th annual Tabernacle Falcons Thanksgiving Basketball Classic.

The Redhawks defeated defending tournament champions, Dobyns-Bennett High of Kingsport, Tennessee in the first game, 67-51. In their second game, Westwood defeated St. Georges High of the Bahamas, winning 75-67. In the semifinal round, the Redhawks knocked off Sunland Baptist Academy, also of the Bahamas, with a score of 81-70. In the Championship game, they faced the host team, Tabernacle Baptist, and defeated them with a score of 74-44.

In addition to winning the tournament championship, Ta’jay Dunlap was named Tournament MVP and Russell Jones Jr. was named to the All-Tournament Team. The team, along with a number of parents, stayed at a resort on Grand Bahama Island where they enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, and playing volleyball along the beach. The trip was a great cultural experience for the students as well.

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