The Wildcats’ basketball team got off to a very fast start in the first half and then they eased up in the second half as they defeated Lindale, 58-48 in Wildcats Gym Monday night.
The Wildcats led 20-2 after one quarter and then increased their lead to 35-13 at halftime. Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta emptied his bench in the second half and scrappy Lindale cut into the lead. The Eagles actually only trailed by single digits late in the contest. Lindale outscored the Wildcats 35-23 over the last two quarters.
Wildcats’ 6-foot-8 sophomore Godsgift Ezedinma led all scorers with 15 points including two three pointers. Nine other Wildcats scored points. Senior Bryson Lynn had eighth points including two three point baskets. Michael Jefferson added seven points. Keaston Willis, Dedric Godbolt and Victor Iwuakor had six points each. Jeremiah Roland and Ivan Clayton each hit a three pointer and they ended up with three points apiece. Grayson McClure and Xavier Cork each scored two points. Lindale was led by Dillon Heinaman with 13 points and Gray Pittman with 11 points.
The Wildcats season record is now 3-0. They play Rockwall on the road Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.