The Center-Stanton Wildcats made it an early season goal to advance to the Region 5 postseason tournament. The Region 5 postseason tournament route would be decided by the team’s performance in the District 10 tournament. Fortunately enough, the Wildcats had a strong enough performance to advance to the regional playoffs.
The Center-Stanton boys’ basketball team started off last week with a close win but couldn’t hold their momentum for the rest of the week and lost two games, ending the regular season 6-13. The Wildcats lost to Hazen and Flasher on back-to-back nights.
The Center-Stanton Centations competed in four categories at state dance in Grand Forks last weekend. The young squad overcame a bunch of fluttery nerves and made finals in the Pom category. The Centations also had a good showings in Jazz, High Kick and Hip-hop.
The Center-Stanton Wildcats found themselves on the wrong side of revenge on Jan. 15. The Wildcats hosted Washburn in a rematch of an early season tournament game. The last time Washburn and Center-Stanton matched up the Wildcats won 52-51, this time the Wildcats lost 66-55.
The only way to get better is to take on the best. The Wildcats took to the court against the top ranked Beulah Miners Jan. 7. Last time the two teams met Beulah won by 58 points, 84-26. This time things were different early but ended with the same result.
Last week the Wildcats started their 2012-2013 boys varsity basketball season. The first game of the season was a Dec. 4 game against Standing Rock. The Wildcats lost their season opener but were able to collect their first win of the season at the McLean County tournament.
The Wildcats opened the match with two victories but lost three sets in a row. The Wildcats will face off against the loser of Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky and Wilton-Wing Thursday, Nov. 1. The winner of the Thursday match will advance to the regional tournament.