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.