JV Wildcats win, varsity ‘Cats fall to Rosewood

By David Johnson, Sports Writer

January 25, 2014

The Rosewood Eagles plucked the Hobbton Wildcat Varsity teams Friday night while the Wildcat JVs took out the Eagles. The JV took a 43-38 win. The Eagle girls won 73-19 and the Eagle boys got a 73-44 win.

For the JV Wildcats, Ty Hunter scored 20 of the 43 points.

In the girls’ game, The Eagles jumped out to a big lead and kept going. Wildcat coach Tom Mewborn said, “W don’t give up, we keep playing to the end. The skill level has improved since the beginning of the year. They are doing some things right and playing with a lot of heart. I’m real proud of them.”

For the Wildcats, Nina Devone had 5 points, Ashleigh Alejandro had 7 and Melissa Gallegos had 3.

In the night cap, the Eagles won definitively but the Wildcats put up a good fight. They were down by 7, 17-10, after the first quarter. However, the Eagles poured it on and were up by 21 at the half. The final was 73-44.

Alphonso Hooper, Hobbton’s coach said, “This was our third game in 5 days. We played a tough West Columbus team last night and didn’t get in until early this morning. I thought we came out and played hard in our man-to-man. We still have some bugs to work out. I think we played hard at times and that is all you can ask for. At one time, we had cut it to 6 points. Then, we started making turnovers. We started breaking their press and we had some good looks at the basket but we just didn’t convert. Once you break a press, you have to attack the basket. We missed a lot of easy baskets. Rosewood has a good ball club. We didn’t do a good job screening. Its back to the drawing board. Overall I’m pleased with some things. I thing we are getting better. We put up 41 points tonight. The first time we played them we only had 19 so that’s a plus. That lets me know we are getting better. We are going to stay with this man-to-man thing.”

Nick Hunter had 11 points for the Wildcats and Hunter Britt had 10.

The Wildcats go to Spring Creek Tuesday night.