Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta said the Union Grove Chick-fil-A Tournament was a really great one for the Wildcats this past weekend. The Wildcats won the championship taking all four games they played there and they are now 13-1 and are ranked #11 in state. Coach Cipoletta said the Wildcats saw a lot of different things including zone and man on man defenses, a stalling team and fast paced teams. He said the experience would be super beneficial for the Wildcats in the future. Coach Cipoletta said the Wildcats grew as a team and got better. He was pleased all thirteen of his players got to play in the championship game Saturday afternoon against Willis. The Wildcats also didn’t have to meet Mount Pleasant in the tournament. Neither staff wanted to play a pre-district game. The Wildcats won a coin toss and played in the Gold Bracket while Mount Pleasant ended up in the Silver Bracket. As good as the Wildcats have been, Coach Cipoletta said the team still has to get better if they have really big plans for the rest of the season. The Wildcats play Paris Monday in Wildcats Gym at 7:30 p.m. We will have this game on KSST Radio and we will videotape it for replay on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable. The Wildcats will travel to Royse City for a game Friday at 7:30 p.m. Coach Cipoletta said both of those teams will challenge the Wildcats.
Here are the Wildcats point totals for the Saturday afternoon championship game win over Willis, 79-60. Keaston Willis had 20 points, Godsgift Ezedinma and Victor Iwuakor 11 points each, Michael Jefferson and Xavier Cork 8 points apiece, Dedric Godbolt 7 points, Day Day Hall 6 points, Cameron Kahn 4 points, Bryson Lynn and Iverson Wade 2 points.