WESTERLY — Patrick Murphy scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Westerly High boys basketball team topped West Warwick, 82-67, in a Division II game Thursday night.

Murphy also had five steals.

"Obviously, Paddy Murphy had a lot of layups against their zone and he hit the offensive boards, too," Westerly coach Mike Gleason said. "This was probably our most complete game from beginning to end. We moved the ball well and we pressured them. We shot 73 percent in the first half."

Westerly led by 16 at the half, 39-23.

Chas Morgan finished with 21 points, and Connor Warner had 11. Both players made three 3-pointers each. Jawarie Hamelin finished with nine points, six rebounds and six assists.

Westerly limited West Warwick's Ja'khai Rose to just nine points. He had been averaging 18 per game.

"I think our full-court pressure created an up-and-down game, which was good for us for a lot of different reasons," Gleason said. "We limited them to one shot and we were able to push the ball in transition."

West Warwick dropped to 11-6, 7-6 Division II. Westerly (12-4, 9-3) has won six straight and next travels to Tolman on Monday at 7 p.m.

— Keith Kimberlin

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