‘Cats win in crunch
Early in the season the Center-Stanton Wildcats were viewed as a dangerous team because of their senior leadership. But this season the team’s senior leadership couldn’t break though their painful past of losing. Entering the District 10 tournament the Wildcats were 4-15, but all they needed was two wins to keep playing.
The Wildcats didn’t get a win on their first day of the District 10 tournament. The Wildcats faced off against Garrison – a team they fell to earlier in the season by eight points on Jan. 10. So here the teams were, almost a month later, facing off again.
The game was close again, but the Wildcats couldn’t figure out a way to get ahead. Late in the game the Wildcats cut Garrison’s lead to five but they were rushed and Garrison pulled away for a deceiving 14-point win.
Head Wildcats coach Jamie Entzi felt like the game was close, but that Dakota Rand’s size was too much for the Wildcats to match.
“We had it to five, then we had to foul. Really it was really close, we just couldn’t quite pull away. That (Dakota) Rand kid, we didn’t have an answer for him. We had trouble with his size and couldn’t match it. A lot of teams had trouble with him in the tournament,” Enzi said.