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Men’s Basketball Recap
Submitted by Coach Ellington
In JV basketball action, the Wildcat boys lost a close contest at West Davidson. The boys were coming off two poor shooting performances vs Trinity and Southwestern Randolph and found their rhythm for 3 quarters against the Green Dragons before eventually falling 57-41. The Wildcats were led by Dylan Delattres 13 points, with Damien Kennedy chipping in 9 and Dakota Cook adding 6.


The Wildcat Varsity boys split two contests in hoops action dropping an away contest to West Davidson on Wednesday and earning their first victory in their home opener vs Sheets Memorial on Thursday.
In the West Davidson game, shots continued to be the Achilles heel for the Wildcats as they shot 19% from the field against the Green Dragons.


In the home opener on Thursday, the Wildcats used a physical, man-to-man defense and solid rebounding to compliment the best shooting outing of the year, and earn a 71-61 victory. The wildcats took a 3-point lead into the half using a balanced attack both inside and out. In a spirited game on fluctuating leads, the Wildcats led by as many as 19 before withstanding an Eagle run to close it to 3.
The Wildcats posted 4 in double digits, led by Zaylen Stanley’s 18, Jacob Byerly’s 17, Lonnie Bailey’s 12 and Noah Swaney’s 11.  


In addition to scoring, the leadership of seniors Austin Cook and Trey Church were instrumental with the pair gathering 17 rebounds, 6 assists and only 3 turnovers.


The Wildcats hosted Trinity Monday night (game stats not available at press time), will host West Davidson Wednesday and travel to Greystone on Friday.

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