Thursday, December 20, 2007

WIldcats Get a WIld Win

The Goodhue Wildcats picked up their first win Monday night to the Hands of the Randolph Rockets 81-49. With the wildcats leading by 10 at the break, Dan McNamara exploded in the 2nd frame finishing with 16 points 18 rebounds for the game. “(Dan) was dominating today,” said Goodhue head coach Tony Poncelet. “It was dominating; once he got the ball, it was one dribble to a lay up,” added senior guard Kelby Buck. The rockets were shooting the lights out from beyond the arc the whole game. Brett Watson led the Cats in scoring with 21 points.

The next night the Cats headed to Triton to take on the Cobras. They came away with an amazing one point victory, 62-61. With the Cats leading by one with about 10 seconds left, Triton missed two lay-ups, but the second try resulted in a foul with 5.5 left. He made the first free throw but missed the second foul shot. Brett Watson drove the length of the court only to get fouled with 1.8 seconds to go. He made the front end of a 1 in 1 to give the wildcats the 62-61 lead, and the score would hold up from there. Blayne Erie Led the Cats with 16. Sean Thomforde added 11. “Fun,” was all Goodhue head coach Tony Poncelet could say after the win. In the 2nd half of play the Cats' bench scored 26 and as a team they were 9 of 13. “Our bench play was huge,” pointed out junior center Dan Mac. The atmosphere was one to remember with Craig Thomforde and others breaking out into the ‘defense’ chant, along with a Triton student section that was second to none. “The atmosphere was great that win will help us out a lot come tournament time,” said senior point guard Kelby Buck. The Wildcats will try to go 3-0 for the week when they head to Cannon Falls to take on the Bombers Friday.

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