The Wildcats’ basketball team built a 20-point lead through three quarters and then withstood a fierce fourth quarter comeback by Hallsville to claim a 63-51 victory Friday night in Wildcats Gym. Hallsville just about doubled their point total in the fourth quarter alone with 25 points but the Wildcats scored 17 points of their own to get the win. The lead never dipped under 10 points in the fourth quarter.
Keaston Willis led the Wildcats with 18 points, Bryson Lynn scored 15, Victor Iwuakor 13 and Michael Jefferson 10. Hallsville was led by Brendarian Dawson with 14 points. The Wildcats led 14-8 after one quarter, 25-10 at the half and then 46-26 after three quarters. Iwuakor was a force on defense and he had numerous blocks.
The Wildcats improved to 5-1 after the first half of district play. Hallsville slips to 3-3 in district. The Wildcats are now 20-5 for the season.
The Wildcats open the second half of district play against Pine Tree in Wildcats Gym Tuesday night. The Wildcats won at Pine Tree, 69-65 back on December 20.