With the Bowling Green Purples in an offensive funk, Jestin Wright stepped up Friday at Warren East.
The senior guard scored a game-high 31 points, helping BG storm back from 11 points down to post a 76-50 win over the Raiders.
The win extended Bowling Green’s streak to 37 straight wins over Warren East, dating to 1998.
“That’s my first 30-point game ever,” Wright said. “It feels pretty good to help my team and get a big win.”
Wright scored nine points during a 16-2 run to close the first half. He added 19 points in the second half, part of a 52-point outburst by the Purples.
“Jestin is a senior and this time of year, when you get to single-digit games left on your schedule, you look to your seniors to play well,” BG coach D.G. Sherrill said.
“He played like a senior tonight. He played like a guy that thought, ‘My team is not scoring. They need me,’ and he did a great job of attacking the rim. It’s really good to see a kid play like that.”
Bowling Green closes the regular season at 7:30 p.m. today at Henderson County.