The Woodville varsity boys basketball team leaned on its full-court press to score a win Thursday night.

Behind a second-quarter surge that featured it turning turnovers into points, Woodville built a double-digit lead it would not relinquish on the way to a 58-46 win at Ider.

The victory game Woodville varsity boys head coach Brian “Bubba” Smith against his son Blaine Smith’s Ider team.

Ider led 8-7 after one quarter, but the Panthers’ full-court press helped it build a 34-15 halftime lead. Woodville (2-5) led 43-25 after three quarters.

“Our press was the difference,” Bubba Smith said. “We’re pretty good defensively. Our thing is we’ve got to avoid long stretches where we don’t score, because if you don’t score you can’t get in (three press).”

Da’Vion Johnson scored a game-high 24 points for Woodville while Jackson Peek netted 16 and Caleb Dolberry added nine. Jeffrey Shirley and Corey Lassetter had 14 and 11 points respectively for Ider (2-8).

Girls

Ider 62, Woodville 26 — At Ider, the Panthers couldn’t recover after falling behind early Thursday night.

Woodville (2-5) trailed 16-2, 28-8 and 43-20 at the quarter breaks.

Tia Edwards scored 10 points for Woodville while Lizzie Torres added four. 

Gracie Flynn scored 14 points and Erin Pruett netted 12 for Ider (8-2).

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