The Wildcats’ basketball team won their way into the top Gold Bracket at the Leroy Romines Memorial Basketball Tournament in Longview Thursday morning with a 69-51 victory over Henderson in pool play. The Wildcats won two out of three in pool play also defeating Pleasant Grove 69-65 Wednesday night. Their only loss was 83-57 to powerful Pro Vision of Houston, a charter school academy, Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday morning the Wildcats led Henderson after one quarter 17-10, then at the half 35-22 and after three quarters 50-37. The Wildcats shot well from beyond the arc hitting ten three-point baskets. Keaston Willis led the Wildcats in scoring with 22 points including 4 three-pointers. Bryson Lynn has 12 points on 4 three-pointers. Dedric Godbolt and Michael Jefferson had 8 points each. Godbolt had two three-pointers. Henderson’s LeKendrick Van Zandt had 16 points.
The Wildcats open play in the quarterfinals of the Gold Bracket Thursday at 7 p.m. The tournament matchmakers did the Wildcats no favors in the bracket, which was redrawn from the original. The Wildcats now face Houston Sam Houston, the #1 rated team in Class 6 A according to some polls. The Wildcats are now 16-3 for the season.