Wildcats continue to win
The Paden City Wildcat varsity basketball team is making more than one visitor to the gym sit up and take notice of what a team can do when they work together.
The ‘Cats are sitting in a nice position at this point of the season, basically able to call their own shots and define their own destiny on any given night. The team is continuing to stick together, make the tough decisions, and outscore the majority of their opponents in order to get the wins.
On Dec. 26 at Pine Grove, the Green and White turned up the heat as soon as they took to the court, outscoring their opponents 20-7 in the opening stanza. The team continued their slow but steady onslaught of points until the very end, outscoring the Lumberjacks in every period and taking the win, 69-46.
Led by senior shooting star Kennedy Cain with 23 points, the ‘Cats had input from everybody on the floor.
Cain also recorded four rebounds, three assists, one block, and a steal. Luke Cooper double/doubled on the night with 16 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals; Zach Heasley, 13 points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals, and one block; Hayden Hizer, 10 points, four rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block.
Senior Craig Allen scored six points, had four rebounds and a steal; Deven Price, one point, one assist; and senior Brandon Cross brought down three rebounds and stole the ball three times.
The Paden City Wildcats were scheduled to play at Bishop Donahue on Jan. 6 and will host Magnolia on Jan. 9.
Beginning Jan. 16 the team will host three opponents in a row at Bob Burton Gymnasium: Bishop, Beallsville and the first round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.