Greg McCorkle
West Seattle's La Trey Newsome steals a pass late in the game against the Rams. Newsome had a team high 22 points for the Wildcats.

SLIDESHOW: Wildcats win going away against Ingraham 60-46

Relentless defense and fast break basketball does in the Ingraham Rams.
Ingraham was never able to keep up with the Wildcats speed and found themselves down 14-11 at the end of the first period.

At the end of the first half the west side boys held a semi comfortable ten point lead 27-17. But this is basketball and fortunes can swing in any direction. West Seattle stuck with their run and gun style and the Rams were never able to mount any kind of momentum, and at one point in the second half West Seattle held an 18 point lead.

Ingraham was able to get back a few of those points late in the fourth period, but could never mount any kind of real comeback due to a Wildcat defense that took risky chances to steal the ball. While West Seattle did get dinged with penalties because of this aggressive style of play, the Wildcats created numerous turnovers that led to fast break points. West Seattle was aided by poor shooting at the line by Ingraham.

Wildcat Point Guard LaTrey Newsome’s defensive ability and his team high 22 points was a dagger that the Rams could not overcome.

The Wildcats had two other players in double digits for the night- # 22 Deandre Love shot 17 points and Jimi Martin III # 24 scored 13 points.

West Seattle goes into the weekend with a 60-46 victory.

West Seattle’s next game will be Tuesday the 22nd at 7:30 against cross town rival Chief Sealth at the Hawks Nest. The Seahawks lost the first meeting 59-51 in overtime and will be looking to even up the score. This should prove to be an exciting game.

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