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Wildcats Basketball Hands Paris Their First Loss

Wildcats Basketball Team Outscores Paris in 4th Quarter to Take Home Win, 67-61

After trailing for more than two quarters, the #5 ranked Class 5A Wildcats Basketball Team was able to pull into a tie after three quarters and then outscored Paris, ranked #17 in Class 4A, in the 4th quarter to take a 67-61 win at home Tuesday night. A defensive change in the third quarter paid dividends for the Wildcats as they went into a half court trap. The Wildcats got big 9 point third quarters from Cameron Kahn and Boo Wilkerson. The score was tied 51-51 after three quarters. The Wildcats outscored Paris, 16-10 in the fourth quarter. Justin Brock hit a big three pointer and Grayson McClure canned two threes. Day Day Hall had a basket and three free throws and Kahn added a basket. Paris led after the first quarter, 16-12 and at the half, 34-31. Kahn led the Wildcats with 20 points including a three-pointer. Hall added 16 points. McClure had 12 points on four three-point baskets. Wilkerson had 9 points and battled ferociously for rebounds against taller players. Brock had 6 points on a pair of treys. Point guard Lamodrick Johnson had 4 points. Trevon Dennis of Paris led all scorers with 24 points. Dennis also hit four shots from behind the arc and was a force on the offensive boards. The Wildcats improved their season record to 4-1. Next the Wildcats play in the Spring Creek Tournament in Mansfield Thursday through Saturday.

Author: Chad Young

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