The Wildcats’ basketball team remained unbeaten as they won a defensive struggle against Rockwall on the road, 53-39 Tuesday night (November 21). The Wildcats are now 4-0 for the season with three of their wins coming against Class 6A teams.
The Wildcats started slowly Tuesday and trailed after the first quarter 13-11. In the second quarter, the Wildcats allowed the Yellow Jackets only 4 points. The Wildcats scored the first 10 points in the quarter and ended up with 16 to take a 27-17 lead into halftime. Rockwall trimmed the lead to 7 points by outscoring the Wildcats 16-13 in the third quarter. The Wildcats led 40-33 after three. The Wildcats put the game away by outscoring the Yellow Jackets 13-6 in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats defense put the clamps on two Division I players. A Kansas commit scored only 6 points and a Depaul recruit only had three points.
Keaston Willis and Victor Iwuakor both scored 17 points for the Wildcats. Godsgift Ezedinma had 9 points. Michael Jefferson and Dedric Godbolt both scored 4 points. Xavier Cork put in 2 points. The Wildcats did a good job of rebounding and collected 20 offensive rebounds.
The Wildcats practice Wednesday and then take a Thanksgiving break. They resume play next Tuesday at Denison.