February 25, 2015

Wildcats get first win

By Jarann Johnson
The Center-Stanton Wildcats entered last week with hopes of their first win of the season, and a home game against Grant County looked like the squad’s golden chance. Grant County entered the game with only one win on the season – a 46-43 road win over Bowman County.
According to regular season statistics it was going to be a close game. Grant County had the slightly better defense, only allowing 65.8 points per game and the Wildcats entered giving up 69.5 points per game.   
Even though Grant County’s defense was a little bit better statistically, the Wildcats possessed a more potent offense, scoring 41.9 points per game while Grant County only averaged 33.8 points per game.
The Wildcats proved in the first quarter that the stats weren’t lying and got off to great offensive start. The Wildcats pushed in 15 points in the opening quarter and held their Region 5 opponent to five first-quarter points.
The Wildcats kept playing really strong defensively, only giving up seven second-quarter points and seven third-quarter points. The only quarter that Grant County’s offense managed to score more than 10 points was in was the final stanza when the game was already out of reach.


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