Wellman-Union played a great first half against Borden County Friday night, but unfortunately for them the game had a second half.
The Wildcats ultimately suffered a 65-22 loss to the state-ranked Coyotes, whose size and aggression could have easily scared their young team straight off the court. Instead, the visitors managed to barely trail the Coyotes 10-15 at the end of the first quarter and were down by just seven at halftime.
But after the break, Borden County’s constant interceptions followed by quick lay-ups allowed the ‘Cats to score only five points the third quarter and a single free throw in the entire fourth.
"We played a really good first half and then in the second half everything just fell apart,” said Head Coach JoeBob Ussery. "(The Coyotes) scored easily - we didn’t make them run any offense.”
Scorers included Luis Gonzales 7, Braden Caldwell 5, Vincent Tedford 4, Kirby Bailey 3, Martin Loewen 2 and Nathaniel Steiger 1.
Not exactly playoff-bound the ‘Cats will wrap up their as-yet-winless season Tuesday with a home match against Loop. An early tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m.