Hot Start Propels Gladstone Past Westwood

Gladstone led from start-to-finish Monday night, topping Westwood 79-61 in Mid Peninsula boys basketball action.

The Braves led 21-8 midway through the opening quarter before Westwood managed to get within 25-14 after one. The Patriots cut the deficit to single digits twice before halftime but trailed 38-28 at the break.

Westwood opened the second half on a 5-2 run to pull within seven but would get no closer as Gladstone went on to stretch their lead to 59-45 after three quarters.

Ty Alderton finished with 18 points while Taylor Dellangelo added 15 and Zach Carlson 12 to pace the Patriots. Westwood is now 10-8 and hosts Negaunee on Wednesday for senior night.