HSGBB: Barnwell drops 35 as WB routs Estill

The Whale Branch girls backed up their season-opening win over Estill with a 66-42 road win in the rematch of Class 1A top-five teams Tuesday.

Kynew Barnwell poured in 35 points to lead the way for the fifth-ranked Warriors, banging in a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and then torching the No. 4 Gators with a series of slashes to the bucket and breakaways created off turnovers.

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Erin Rivers continued her dominance in the paint for Whale Branch with 15 points and unofficially recorded her third straight double-double to start the season, and Zhani Thompson added 14 points.

Tamyia Hutchinson scored 23 points to lead the Gators. 

Whale Branch (3-0) hosts Cross to open region play at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

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