Jesuit of Dallas, the #6 ranked team in Class 6A, used a strong first half to outpoint the Wildcats, 86-68 at home Friday evening (December 14). Jesuit jumped out to a ten point first quarter lead at 25-15. They increased their lead to 53-23 at the half.
Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta said the Wildcats started off very slowly. He said the Rangers hurt the Wildcats inside early on. The Wildcats had to play without 6-foot-9 center Xavier Cork, who was out with a foot injury. Coach Cipoletta said the Wildcats played very well in the second half. He said they cut the lead to nine points at one point but he said they started their comeback too late. The Wildcats actually outscored Jesuit 45-33 in the second half but the big Rangers first half was just too much to overcome.
Keaston Willis had a monster game with 36 points. Jeremiah Roland scored 11 points. Sadaidriene Day Day Hall and Grayson McClure had 6 points each. Cameron Kahn scored 5 points. Boo Wilkerson added 3 points. The
Wildcats season record is now 10-6. Four of their losses have come from highly ranked Class 6A teams: #1 ranked Denton Guyer, #6 ranked Jesuit of Dallas, #11 Fort Bend Elkins and #13 Wylie. Jesuit of Dallas improved to 13-1 for the season.
The Wildcats take on Class 6A Tyler Lee next Tuesday in Tyler at 7:30 p.m.