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WAP pounds Central, 47-28

The West Alabama Prep varsity boys’ team moved back over the .500 mark with an easy 47-28 home victory Thursday night over the Central Christian Warriors.

The Titans began the season 2-1 before falling to 2-3, but with back-to-back wins over Marion Acad. and Central have now improved to 4-3 entering Friday night’s rematch with the Sumter Acad. Eagles.

WAP was in total control Thursday against a young and overmatched Central team, taking a 13-0 lead behind three consecutive three-pointers by senior Jake Rich. The Titans held the Warriors without a point until a free throw with 3:45 left on the first quarter clock and did not allow a made field goal until the 3:30 mark of the second quarter.

By that point the Titans were well ahead. Rich’s 11 first quarter points had helped stake WAP to a 19-4 lead at the end of one, Jerrod Weaver’s four straight points took the lead to 25-8 with 2:40 remaining in the half, and Kyle Kennedy’s three-pointer at the buzzer sent the Titans into the break ahead 31-13.

With the game in hand, the Titan starters saw little playing time in the second half. WAP led 42-24 after three quarters before winning by 19.

Kennedy’s 13 points led the Titans while Rich joined him in double figures with 11. Weaver finished with 6, followed by Steven Cockreham with 5, Gene Samuels with 4, John Paul McPherson with 3, Daniel Logan and Mark Geiger with 2, and Jordan Yelverton with 1.

WAP travels to face Sumter Friday night. The Eagles defeated WAP 52-46 Nov. 8 in the first games for both teams.

Jr. High boys : Central 38, WAP 24

The junior high Titans fell behind 12-6 after the first period and could not claw back against visiting Central in their game Thursday.

Jordan Yelverton led the Titans with 8 points, followed by Joey Halkias with 6, Chase Cameron with 5, Jay Thomason with 3, and Cory Huth with 2.