Wildcats Basketball 51, Highland Park 46
The Wildcats’ basketball team just keeps making history in 2019. The Wildcats made it to the Regional Final with a closely contested 51-46 win over Highland Park Friday night (March 1) at the Curtis Cullwell Center in Garland. Cameron Kahn hit a key basket down the stretch and Sadaidriene Day Day Hall made three big free throws to help the Wildcats hold off the scrappy Scots. Earlier in the fourth quarter, Keaston Willis hit 3 big three-point baskets to aid the Wildcats’ cause. The Wildcats had a five point first quarter lead at 13-8. The Wildcats got three point baskets in that quarter from Hall, Jeremiah Roland and Xavier Cork. After that the teams matched each other point for point over the last three quarters, 38-38. Willis led the Wildcats with 13 points after having only 2 points at halftime. Cork scored 12 points. Hall scored 10 points. Kahn had 7 points. Grayson McClure had 6 points. Roland added 3 points. Roland also dogged the Scots top scorer all night long. Reilly Seebold, who averages 19.3 points a game, scored only 9. Dillon Powell led the Scots with 11 points. The Wildcats improved their season record to 28-8. The Wildcats now face Frisco Lone Star in the Regional Final game Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Culwell Center. The Rangers shocked #1 ranked Lancaster, 60-56 Friday night after trailing by 7 at the half. The winner of the Wildcats and Rangers game will go to the state tournament next week in San Antonio.