The Wildcats’ basketball team got a huge contribution of 30 points from guard Keaston Willis as the Wildcats improved their season record to 2-0 with a 65-34 win at Lindale Monday night. Willis hit four of the Wildcats 8 successful three-point shots during the game. The Wildcats also played stifling defense allowing the Eagles only an average of 8.5 points per quarter.
Lindale played the Wildcats pretty close until early in the second quarter when the Wildcats had an explosion of points to take a 39-20 halftime lead. Lindale managed only 4 points in the fourth quarter.
Other scorers for the Wildcats were Victor Iwuakor, Dedric Godbolt and Bryson Lynn with 8 points each, K’Ontae Dunn with 5 points, Xaxier Cork with 4 points and Michael Jefferson with 2 points. All twelve of the Wildcats varsity members played.
The game pitted Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta against his high school coach Scott Albritton. Albritton, the Lindale coach since 2007, had earlier coached Cipoletta at West Rusk.
The Wildcats will play before a home crowd for the first time Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Wildcats Gym as they host Wills Point. The varsity contest will follow a freshman team game at 5 p.m. and then a JV contest at around 6:15 p.m.
Both the freshmen and JV Wildcats were winners Monday against Lindale. The freshman rallied in the second half to win 62-53 and the JV overwhelmed the Eagles, 72-33.