The #8 ranked Wildcats’ basketball team won their pool with two solid victories in the 2018 Forney ISD Winter Classic Thursday (December 6). The Wildcats topped North Mesquite, 52-43 and then took care of McKinney Boyd, 62-42. The Wildcats now face Wylie, the #14 ranked team in Class 6A, in a semifinal game in the Gold Bracket Friday at 5 p.m. in the Main Gym at North Forney High School.
Against North Mesquite, the Wildcats seemed to build their lead a little in each quarter. Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta was able to play all eleven players on his roster. Sadaidriene Day Day Hall led the Wildcats against North Mesquite scoring 20 points. Keaston Willis had 13 points including 2 three-pointers. Jeremiah Roland added 12 points including 2 three-point baskets. Duece Berry and Grayson McClure both scored 3 points hitting 1 three-point basket each. Cameron Kahn had 2 points.
The McKinney Boyd game pitted Coach Cipoletta against former Wildcats Coach Jeremy Josey. Cipoletta was Josey’s assistant coach in Sulphur Springs for two years. Against the Class 6A Broncos, the Wildcats were fast out of the gate scoring the games first 7 points. The Wildcats led 19-7 after one quarter and 36-11 at the half. They coasted during the last two quarters and once again Coach Cipoletta was able to play all eleven of his players. Sadaidriene Day Day Hall again led the Wildcats with 13 points. Keaston Willis had 12 points with 2 three-pointers. Jeremiah Roland added 11 points including 3 baskets from behind the arc. Cameron Kahn scored 7 points. Xavier Cork and DQ Pitts had 5 points each. Pitts hit a three-pointer. Duece Berry hit a three pointer for 3 points. Boo Wilkerson, Kai Taylor and Lamodrick Johnson had 2 points each.
The Wildcats improved their season record to 10-2.