The Lufkin Panthers had no answer for the offense of Wildcats senior Sadaidriene Day Day Hall who scored 34 points in the Wildcats 78-55 bi-district win at Tyler Junior College Monday night, February 24.
As a sign of things to come, Hall opened the game with a long three-point basket. Hall had 6 first quarter points, 9 points in the second quarter, 8 points in the third quarter and then capped things off with an 11 point fourth quarter.
The Wildcats led from start to finish, going up 17-12 after one quarter, 33-21 at the half and 59-35 after the third quarter. The Wildcats big 26 point third quarter gave the Wildcats a comfortable lead. The Wildcats really slowed down the Panthers in the second quarter allowing them only 9 points.
Seniors Grayson McClure and Cameron Kahn also had double figure scoring with McClure scoring 12 points on 4 three-pointers and Kahn getting 11 points. Junior La’Modrick Johnson scored 8 points. Junior Boo Wilkerson scored 6 points. Justin Haire scored 5 points all of them coming in a good first quarter off the bench. Justin Brock scored 2 points.
In the games final few minutes, Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta was pretty well able to clear his bench.
Lufkin was led in scoring by senior Jackson Parks who scored 17 points.
The Wildcats improved to 27-8 for the season. In an Area round game, the Wildcats will play the winner of a Red Oak and West Mesquite game to be played in DeSoto Tuesday evening.