The Wildcats’ basketball team came roaring out of the blocks and then never slowed down as they opened a Royse City tournament Thursday morning with a solid 91-57 win over Anna, a good Class 4A team. The Wildcats jumped out to a 18-0 lead on their way to a 32-9 first quarter lead.They led 51-25 at halftime and 69-40 after three quarters.
Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta said the fast tournament start was a point of emphasis for his team. He noted in the past his team had the tendency to come out flat at tourneys. Coach Cipoletta said his team got to Royse City about 45 minues before game time and had time for a tough work out before the game. Coach Cipoletta said it all led to the team being ready to play.
He said good defense led to offensive baskets and he added the team shot the ball really well. Guard Keaston Wills scored 33 points including 6 three-point baskets. It was his second game of 30 or more this season. Post Victor Iwuakor added 21 points and threw down three dunks. Bryson Lynn scored 16 points and hit 5 three-point goals.
The Wildcats improved to 5-0. They face a very good Class 6A Lufkin team in pool play Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Royse City tournament.