Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wildcats Undefeated in HVL Blue

With about half of the regular season in the books, the Goodhue Wildcats basketball team is playing well and has an overall record of 7-5. However, the Cats are still undefeated in conference play with a record of 4-0. There have been numerous exciting games since my last update. On January 4th, the Lake City Tigers, one of our fiercest rivals, came to Goodhue in an attempt to hand us our first lost. Lake City gave us everything we could handle, but we still managed to escape with a narrow victory thanks to Sean Thomforde's game high 17 points. "I was just hitting my shots today. I threw 'em up and they went in," said Thomforde. Our next opponents were also Tigers, this time from Medford. Medford did not have the best basketball players, but they made up for it with hustle and effort. The scrappy Tigers managed to keep the game close until the final minutes, when we pulled away to win by 15. Brett Watson scored 16 to lead the Wildcats. Our next conference opponent was the mighty Cougars of Zumbrota-Mazeppa. A young squad led by good 3-point shooters, the Cougars gave us a run for our money, but we were able to scrape by with a 6 point victory. We played host to the Faribault B.A. Cardinals the following Monday. The Cards came were ranked #7 in Minnesota and had won 8 straight. They continuted their streak with a dominant win over us. B.A. was led by the sharpshooter Brian Matthews who scored 26. The following evening was another home game, this time against Kasson Mantorville. The Wildcats and Komets played a fierce, back and forth game until Goodhue finally pulled away in the final minutes. Everything is looking good for the Cats at this point in the season. They are looking to get another conference win tonight in Kenyon-Wanamingo

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