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Wildcats Basketball Team Uses Big Third Quarter To Get By Pesky Forney, 66-58, Friday At Home

The Wildcats Basketball Team outscored Forney, 25-5 in a torrid third quarter to turn a 13 point halftime deficit into a 7 point lead going into the fourth quarter on their way to a 66-58 win at the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School Friday night.

The Wildcats struggled in the first half, trailing the Jackrabbits, 14-5 after one quarter and 30-17 at the half. The Wildcats were finally able to take their first lead of the game late in the third quarter.

Boo Wilkerson fueled the third quarter rally with 3 three-point baskets including one that finally gave the Wildcats a 35-33 lead, Justin Haire scored ten of his team leading 16 points in the second half. Wilkerson with 4 three pointers had 14 points. Lamodrick Johnson and Kordrick Turner had 11 points each. Caleb Alexander had 2 treys, both in the second half, and ended up with 9 points. Cason Arrington had 3 points on basket and “and one” free throw in the fourth quarter. Jake Whisenhunt had 2 points. Forney got a huge game from Nick Bene who scored a g

The Wildcats Basketball Team outscored Forney, 25-5 in a torrid third quarter to turn a 13 point halftime deficit into a 7 point lead going into the fourth quarter on their way to a 66-58 win at the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School Friday night.

The Wildcats struggled in the first half trailing the Jackrabbits, 14-5 after one quarter and 30-17 at the half. The Wildcats were finally able to take their first lead of the game late in the third quarter. Boo Wilkerson fueled the third quarter rally with 3 three-point baskets including one that finally gave the Wildcats a 35-33 lead, Justin Haire scored ten of his team leading 16 points in the second half.

Wilkerson with 4 three pointers had 14 points. Lamodrick Johnson and Kordrick Turner had 11 points each. Caleb Alexander had 2 treys, both in the second half, and ended up with 9 points. Cason Arrington had 3 points on basket and “and one” free throw in the fourth quarter. Jake Whisenhunt had 2 points.

Forney got a huge game from Nick Bene who scored a game high 30 points, including 14 in the last quarter as the Jackrabbits staged a late comeback attempt.

Forney is now 1-5 while the Wildcats improve to 4-3 for the season. They now have three straight wins.

The Wildcats have a tough road game Saturday as they travel to Paris for a varsity only shootout beginning at high noon.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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