The undefeated Westerville South High School boys basketball team pulled away in the second half to beat visiting Hilliard Bradley 72-51 on Dec. 11.

The undefeated Westerville South High School boys basketball team pulled away in the second half to beat visiting Hilliard Bradley 72-51 on Dec. 11.

The Wildcats improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the OCC-Cardinal Division, while the Jaguars fell to 3-2 and 1-2.

The game remained competitive until South began to pull away late in the third quarter, outscoring Bradley 29-13 over the final 10 minutes.

Andre Wesson, who had a game-high 21 points, hit a 3-pointer and Jordan Humphrey and Kaleb Wesson each hit two free throws late in the third quarter to push the Wildcats' lead to 50-38 entering the final period.

Humphrey finished with 18 points and Kaleb Wesson scored 11. Daylan Haynie also scored 11 for the Wildcats.

"We always had a manageable lead, but because they shoot it so well, they never really feel like they're out of it," South coach Ed Calo said of Bradley. "I like our toughness. (Our players) hung in there and just kept working at it."

South played without senior point guard Jelani Rogers, who suffered a knee injury in an 81-46 win over Reynoldsburg on Nov. 27. Calo said Rogers would be re-evaluated later this month to determine his status.

Isaiah Speelman led the Jaguars with 15 points, with Brandon Glenn and Braden Norris each scoring 13.

"We're not good enough," Bradley coach Brett Norris said. "I thought our guards did a really poor job controlling the game the way we needed to offensively. We had a tough time (executing) and part of that is the pressure that they put on you. You can't take possessions off against them."

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Team 1 2 3 4 Final HILLIARD BRADLEY 11 12 15 13 51 WESTERVILLE SOUTH 15 12 23 22 72