Playing in a rocking Paris gym, the #8 ranked Wildcats’ basketball team fell behind early but then came all the way back on their way to a 64-53 win over Paris Tuesday night. Paris led at one point in the first quarter, 19-11.
Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta said the Wildcats played sloppy at times but found a way to get a win. He gave credit to Paris for coming out hot and popping the Wildcats on the chin.
The Wildcats got 22 points from senior guard Keaston Willis and 21 points from junior forward Sadaidriene “Day Day” Hall. Junior forward Kai Taylor scored 7 points, senior guard Jeremiah Roland chipped in 5 points, sophomore guard Boo Wilkerson and senior post Xavier Cork had 4 points each and sophomore guard Lamodrick Johnson scored 1 point.
The Wildcats improved to 5-0 for the season. Next the Wildcats play Thursday in the three-day Mansfield ISD Spring Creek Barbeque Classic Tournament. The Wildcats open up against Mansfield Lake Ridge Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Lake Ridge High School Gym.