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Wildcats In Gold Bracket at Longview Tourney

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.

Author: Staff Reporter

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