Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta said he saw a lot of good but also a lot of things that need working on at his team’s second and final scrimmage at Longview on Tuesday (November 6). He said the Wildcats were up and down during the scrimmage. Coach Cipoletta said the Wildcats came out flat without much energy. He said technically the Wildcats may have won the scrimmage by one point but he added the score was not kept.
Coach Cipoletta said the emphasis was more on situational stuff that allowed players to get some minutes on the floor. He said the Lobos run what he called a funky zone that the Wildcats might not see but a time or two this season. Coach Cipoletta said Longview did a good job making things difficult on the Wildcats’ offense and he added the Lobos also did a good job on offense.
He said he was impressed with the play of tall post Xavier Cork. Coach Cipoletta said Longview had a big kid who was athletic and who could jump and he said Cork held his own in the match up. He said guard Jeremiah Roland provided some huge minutes. He said Day Day Hall got some big rebounds and Keaston Willis hit some shots early. Coach Cipoletta also credited some players with providing some energy off the bench.
When asked if Coach Cipoletta and the Wildcats were ready to open the regular season Saturday, he said they were not but he said they would be ready by Saturday. The Wildcats open against Plano East at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Cowtown Showdown at Crowley High School (not at North Crowley). He said the Wildcats JV will play in the same gym at 2 p.m.