The #15 ranked Wildcats’ basketball team won their season opener over Plano East, 78-73 at the Cowtown Showdown at Crowley High School Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats trailed 32-29 at halftime but rallied in the second half to take the win.
The Wildcats were led by Keaston Willis who had 27 points. Sadadriene “Day Day” Hall scored 16 points. Jeremiah Roland chipped in with 13 points. Xavier Cork was the fourth Wildcat in double figures with 10 points. Cameron Kahn scored 9 points. Grayson McClure had 3 points.
Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta said Plano East was very athletic and tough. He said the Wldcats started off really well in the first quarter. Coach Cipoletta said the Panthers changed up their defense in the second quarter and it gave the Wildcats some trouble. He said he made some adjustments for the second half and the Wildcats had more success scoring the ball. Coach Cipoletta said the Wildcats played extremely hard and played together. He said the Wildcats shot the ball well in the second half and dominated the boards all game long.
The Wildcats have their home opener Tuesday night against another Class 6A team, Rockwall Heath.