Butler hit a trio of 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 14 points as the Knights jumped ahead 16-10 at the quarter break and 34-16 at the half. Washington scored up 10 of his game-high 15 points in the second half as the Knights maintained their 18-point lead.
Deandre Mason connected for all 10 of his points during the first-half surge. Coach Marcus Johnson’s Knights raised their record to 5-0.
West Bladen (56) - Joe Butler 14, Shaquan Whitfield 6, Jevonte Purdie 3, Deandre Mason 10, Lorenzo Drew, Dominique Hemingway 2, Mario Lewis 2, Mike Quiroga, Matt Quiroga 2, Brandon Leach, Trevon Gomes, Devon Hemingway, Javier Washington 15, Carey Thomas Lennon 2, Cain Wilkerson.
The West Bladen Knights jayvee boys team opened Southeaster Conference 56-49 win over the West Columbus Vikings.
Javier Washington scored a pair of lay-ups that snapped a 49-49 tie and propelled the Knights to the win.
After Washington’s buckets, Devon Hemingway banked in a short runner with 55 seconds left to seal the verdict. Washington finished with 14 points to lead Coach Marcus Johnson’s unbeaten Knights, now 6-0. Deandre Mason scored 11 points for the Knights, and Joe Butler added nine
Washington worked inside for six points as the Knights grabbed a 19-6 first period lead. The Vikings Kortell Nixon fired in 17 of his game-high 20 points as the visitors closed to within 35-23 at the half, and 41-36 after three periods.
West Bladen (56) - Joe Butler 9, Shaquan Whitfield 5, Jevonte Purdie, Deandre Mason 11, Dominique Hemingway, Mario Lewis 2, Matt Quiroga 7, Devon Hemingway 6, Javier Washington 14, Carey Thomas Lennon 2.