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Wildcats Basketball Team Finishes First Half Of District Play With Win At Lindale Friday

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Early in the second quarter, the Lindale Eagles Basketball Team was hanging with the Wildcats and trailed only 13-12 in Lindale Friday night, Jan. 31.

A short time later, after eight straight Wildcats points, the Wildcats lead grew to 21-12. By halftime the Wildcats were up 33-17. The Wildcats outscored the Eagles in every quarter to take a 67-41 win.

Again in this win, different players shouldered the scoring load during the game.

Senior Day Day Hall scored 9 first quarter points.

Junior Boo Wilkerson had 11 second quarter points including three 3’s. Junior Lamodrick Johnson chipped in 5 second quarter points.

In the third quarter, Hall contributed 7 points and senior Cameron Kahn put in 8 points.

Three different players off the bench had three-point baskets in the fourth quarter: junior Malique Cole, sophomore Caleb Alexander and junior Jatavian Hall.

Day Day Hall led the Wildcats with 20 points. Wilkerson had 15 points. Kahn had 10 points. Johnson had 7 points. Senior Grayson McClure had 4 points. Jatavian Hall, Alexander and Cole all had 3 points. Sophomore Justin Haire had 2 points.

Lindale was led by junior point guard Colton Taylor and junior center Jaymond Jackson with 14 points each.

The Wildcats, ranked #9 in Class 5A, are now 4-1 in district play and 22-7 for the season.

The Wildcats hope to avenge their only district loss of the season as they play Greenville at home Tuesday night.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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