Visiting Triton outscored West Johnston 20-4 in the second quarter on the way to a 73-63 nonconference varsity boys basketball win on Wednesday night.
Josiah Lett led the Hawks (8-6) with 18 points on 7-for-10 field goal shooting. Travion Sanders made 6-of-7 from the field in adding 14 points. Dalen Thompson sank 6 of 11 for 12 points.
Triton dropped 30 of 52 shots from the floor for 58 percent. Myshon Smith made both of his 3-point tries as the Hawks were 3-for-5 beyond the arc.
Lett paced Triton at the line, going 4-for-5.
Ladrabious Eason and Jaden Geddie each had seven rebounds for Triton. Lett grabbed six.
Freshman Jalen Evans had four assists. Smith finished with four steals. Keionta Burnett had four rebounds and three assists.
Smith had nine points. Eason and Burnett had eight points each.
“Our shot selection is getting better,” said Hawks coach T.J. Morrison. “Our offense in the second half was not consistent, but we did execute a few key plays.”
The Wildcats slipped to 5-11 under first-year coach Chucky Brown, a former N.C. State and NBA player.
West Johnston’s girls jumped out to a 10-1 first-quarter lead and prevailed, 46-25. West improved to 7-9 while the Triton girls fell to 5-7 despite six points and 11 rebounds from freshman Abby Hood. Sophomore Tristan Ennis had nine points in the setback.
Triton resumes play in the Tri-County Six 3-A Conference on Friday night at Southern Lee.