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Wildcats Basketball Team Struggles Against Mount Pleasant Defense In 45-31 Loss On The Road

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The Wildcats Basketball Team fell out of a first place tie in district play after a 45-31 loss at Mount Pleasant Friday night, Feb. 7.

The Wildcats got off to an okay start, leading 13-10 after one quarter. Then, the offensive wheels came off for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats managed only 2 points in the second quarter while Mount Pleasant scored 11. The Tigers were up 21-15 at halftime. Offensive woes continued for the Wildcats as they were outscored 10-9 in the third quarter and 14-7 in the final period. The Wildcats were held to 18 points over the last three quarters.

Senior Day Day Hall had a good game with 15 points including 2 three-pointers. Senior Grayson McClure had 6 points on 2 made threes. Junior Lamodrick Johnson had 4 points. Boo Wilkerson and Cameron Kahn had 3 points each.

Mount Pleasant freshman point guard Payton Chism led the Tigers with 17 points. That included three made free throws right before the half and a three-point basket at the buzzer at the end of the third quarter.

The Tigers now lead the district with a 6-1 record and their season record is 26-3. To wrap up the district championship, Mount Pleasant will have to be road warriors as they lose district play with three road games.

The Wildcats, ranked #8 in Class 5A, slip to 5-2 in district play and 23-8 overall. The Wildcats close out district play with a three game home stand. It begins Tuesday night as Texas High comes to town.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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