The #8 state ranked Wildcats’ basketball team stayed unbeaten in district play with a 63-48 win over Texas High Friday night before a large crowd in Wildcats Gym. Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta said he expects for the Wildcats to get everyone’s best shot and the Tigers battled throughout the game.
Early in the fourth quarter, Texas High trailed by only six points before the Wildcats made a run to put the game out of reach. The Tigers were aided by their solid offensive rebounding throughout the game. The Wildcats led 19-12 after the first quarter featuring the inside play of Godsgift Ezedinma and Victor Iwuakor. The Wildcats led 30-24 at the half. Bryson Lynn provided a spark off the bench with 3 three-point baskets during the first two quarters. The Wildcats led by 8, 41-33 after three quarters. Keaston Willis and Ezedinma had strong fourth quarters to keep the Wildcats out in front.
Willis and Ezedinma led the Wildcats with 15 points each. Iwuakor added 11 points. Lynn had 9 points. Michael Jefferson had 7 points. Dedric Godbolt, Day Day Hall and Xavier Cork had 2 points each. Texas High got a game high 16 points from post C.J. Kelley. Tigers guard Caleb Wilson hit 5 three-pointers for 15 points.
The Wildcats improved to 3-0 in district play. They are now a 20 win team with a season record of 20-3. After an open date next Tuesday, the Wildcats will have their showdown at Mount Pleasant next Friday.