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Wildcats, Lady Cats Post Wins Tuesday

Wildcats 60, Wills Point 37

The Wildcats’ basketball team used a stingy defense and a productive offense to jump all over Wills Point from the very start and then cruised to a 60-37 win in Wildcats Gym in their home opener Tuesday night. The Wildcats shock and awe approach led to a 28-6 first quarter lead and a 40-13 score at the half. The Tigers actually outscored the Wildcats over the last two quarters but the early Wildcats’ production resulted in a solid Wildcats win. Sophomore Victor Iwuakor scored all 15 of his team leading points in the first two quarters. Keā€Ontae Dunn added 12 points and Bryson Lynn had 11. All 12 Wildcats on the roster saw action. Wills Point was playing their first game. The Wildcats are now 3-0. After a brief Thanksgiving break, the Wildcats will return to the home court to play Denison next Tuesday night. Both the Wildcats JV and Freshmen teams also won against Wills Point in lopsided fashion. The JV won 61-24 and the Freshmen took a 60-20 win.

Lady Cats 53, Paris 43

For three quarters, the Lady Cats’ basketball team had a frustrating time getting much positive going against pesky Paris in Wildcats Gym Tuesday afternoon. In the fourth quarter, Paris began to build a lead. Finally fairly late in the final quarter, the Lady Cats found their footing as they pulled away to a 53-43 win. The Lady Cats scored a total of 27 points through three quarters. They almost topped that total with 26 points in the fourth quarter alone. They outscored Paris in the fourth quarter, 26-15. Sadavia Porter and Kaylee Jefferson led the Lady Cats final quarter push and both ended up with a total of 14 points. Tori Moore hit two crucial fourth quarter three point shots and she ended up with 6 points. Destinee Weeks had a solid first two quarters and also had 6 points. Daieyshia Pruitt hit two clutch fourth quarter free throws and she also ended up with 6 points. Autumn Tanton added 5 points and Imani Taylor had 2 points. The Lady Cats have now won four straight games and their season record is 4-1. After a Thanksgiving break, the Lady Cats will play in the Winnsboro Hoop Fest on December 1-3. The Lady Cats JV and Freshmen teams also defeated Paris.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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