Wildcats end season fall in District 10
No one ever wants to have learning seasons, and having back-to-back learning season is the worst. But for the Wildcats that was what most of the 2013-14 season was. Last Friday and Saturday the Wildcats suffered two more learning moments in the District 10 tournament in Washburn.
On Friday night the Wildcats played Underwood – the No. 2 seeded team in the tournament. The Wildcats fell to Underwood 39-16 on Feb. 4, but were ready to take their shot at the strong District 10 team on the opening day of the district tournament.
The Wildcats looked poised for an upset in the first half. The Wildcats only trailed by one point 19-18 at the end of the first half. But things unraveled in the second half. A slow third quarter gave Underwood a 28-23 lead after three.
In the fourth quarter, Underwood just kept pulling away and won 49-31. The improved point production against a strong team showed that the Wildcats had improved a lot since the start of the year. Head Wildcats basketball coach Drew Erhardt considered it his team’s best game of the year.
Even thought it was the Wildcats best game of the year, a slow third cost them the game. Erhardt said his team struggled after Underwood’s third quarter run to get back in the game.