The Hobbton Wildcats Men’s team ran into the teeth of the Neuse Charter Cougars Tuesday night at Hobbton. Neuse came away with a big win, 88-59.
The Cougars scored 24 points in the first frame leading by 10 at 24-14. The second quarter was a little slower with Neuse scoring 15 points to Hobbton’s 14 points to take a 49-28 lead into the break. The third quarter was much like the first 2 with Neuse dominating the game with a 63-45 lead. The final quarter was all Neuse with the Cougars scoring 25 points while the Wildcats managed 14 points.
Hobbton had a run in the second quarter cutting Neuse’s lead to 6 at one point.
Collin King led the Wildcat effort with 19 points. Hunter Britt followed with 14 and Jonathan Wright had 13.
Wildcat coach Alphonso Hooper said, “It was a tough ballgame with Neuse Charter. I though we practiced well yesterday; but, we came out a little flat. One of their guards, who is their shooter, hurt us and set the tone getting the first 15 points. We have to play better defensively. After the last two ball games, I thought we were ready for them.
“However, we played lackadaisical on defense and didn’t rebound well. Hats off to Neuse Charter. They ran their offense well and are patient. We need to play better defense. I thought we could get it in to (Hunter) Britt but we were waiting a second to long trying to get it in to him. Their post player was doing a good job defending him.
The Wildcats travel to James Kenan Friday night.