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Chick-fil-A roundup: Westlake swamps substitute Ridge View

Atlanta's Westlake High improved to 9-0 with an 81-30 victory against Ridge View on Saturday at the Chick-fil-A Classic.

Ridge View, which fell to 3-6 on the season and 0-2 in the tournament, was placed against Westlake after playing Friday night when Lexington Christian could not arrive in Columbia in time for its first-round game because of bad weather.

Clemson recruit Marcus Thornton and Chad Johnson were the big guns for Westlake. Thornton scored a game-high 19 points, hitting 8 of 12 shots from the floor, while Johnson scored 11 points and grabbed five rounds. The Lions finished with 16 steals and forced 29 Ridge View turnovers.

Cameron Lee had 14 points for the Blazers, who shot 26.1 percent from the field (12-for-46).

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN 56, TRINITY CHRISTIAN 46

The Knights (8-1) built a 33-22 lead by halftime and never allowed the Crusaders to get closer than five points after the break. Worth Smith led the balanced Charlotte Christian attack with 12 points and three steals. Smith converted all seven of his free-throw attempts, and the Knights were 15-for-21 at the line.

Mario Crawford's 11 points led Trinity Christian, which fell to 7-2. USC signee Damontre Harris had a poor offensive game (2-for-7, six points) for the Crusaders, but had seven rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

CHRIST SCHOOL 78, NORFOLK CHRISTIAN 60

The Greenies from Asheville went 10-for-10 at the free-throw line while winning their 12th game in 13 outings. Trevonte Dixon (13 points), Lucas Troutman (12) and Damarcus Harrison (10) paced the balanced Christ School attack.

James McAdoo, the nephew of former UNC and NBA great Bob McAdoo, and Michael Murray had 19 and 16 points, respectively, for Norfolk Christian, which was playing its fourth game of the season. The Ambassadors stand at 2-2.

RICE 67, TAFT 60

The Raiders from New York had a successful Chick-fil-A debut as Jermaine Sanders topped all scorers with 20, thanks to a trio of 3-pointers. Emmanuel Andujar backed Sanders with 10 points, while 6-foot-8 forward Kadeem Jack contributed eight points and eight rebounds.

Taft kept pressing after falling behind 37-25 by halftime, but the Senators from Cincinnati doomed themselves with a 14-for-32 performance at the free-throw line.

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