Posted On: 12/7/19 1:50 AM

If there's anything that can be learned from Westview's opening night win over Sprague on Friday night, it's the fact that the Wildcats will need to be taken seriously this season. Westview took control early on and perhaps set a standard with a suffocating defense to cruise past the Olympians, 60-34, in a game that ended up a lot more lopsided than most people believed it would be going in.

"We've talked about what our identity is going to be and we want it to be defense first," said Westview head coach Mike Wolf. "I told our guys at halftime that I think we'll win a lot of games if we hold teams to 16 points at the half. Offense comes and I know we can score, but they're starting to take pride in their defense which as a coach that's the thing I'm most excited about."

While defense certainly was a huge factor - for the game Sprague only shot 25 percent from the field - Westview certainly looked good scoring the ball as well. Brady Grier led Westview with 14 points and Wayne Jamison added 11. Jalen Grable pulled down 11 rebounds and London Smalley dished out six

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