WHS set for home opener

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School boys’ basketball team is looking for some good old home cooking.
The Purple Knights held serve at home in Holyoke Wednesday night, defeating Westfield in its season opener, 61-46. The Bombers return to the Whip City seeking their first win Friday against Minnechaug at 7 p.m.
“We’ve got a fun group,” Westfield coach Bill Daley said. “There’s a lot of competition between a lot of guys. I think we’ll be a pretty good team by the end of the season.”
“…Hopefully we’ll play a lot better offensively in our home gym, and get them rolling a little bit.”
Holyoke’s Justin White, one of the premier players in Western Mass., led all scorers with 20 points and had 13 rebounds against Westfield.
“We competed – we have a brand new team,” said Daley, whose team lost 10 seniors to graduation following the 2012-13 regular season. The Bombers have five new starters this season.
“It wasn’t a great start,” Daley said, “but we played hard … We really have to get better at the little things and execute at the varsity level.”
Demetrius Rogers and John O’Brien led Westfield with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Alex Brown had six points and 12 rebounds for the Bombers (0-1).

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