Wildcats take down Eagles 41-34


Ben Lack

Junior Evan Lanier led the way with 15 points, followed by junior Juan Rodriguez with 14 as West Shore defeated Astronaut High School 41-34. The Wildcats improved to 2-5 on the season.

“I think we could have done a better job establishing a presence defensively,” Rodriguez said. “We can’t start our games slow like we did against Astronaut, they were missing a few players. They were still a decent team but I think that we should have beaten them by more than just seven points.

“We also have to stay out of foul trouble because Evan [Lanier] has been in foul trouble the last few games in the first quarter so he hasn’t been able to help us. I was excited that he was able to come in the second half and give us a dunk. It really got us pumped and it was awesome.”

The ‘Cats play again tonight at home against Melbourne Central Catholic beginning at 7.