Boys’ basketball topped by War Eagles

Konur Oyman, Staff Writer

After falling behind by 15 points early, the varsity boys’ basketball team was not able to battle back and fell to the Astronaut War Eagles Thursday night, 70-46.

The Wildcats played the first of their five game road trip that will span over the next week Thursday night against the War Eagles.  The Cats started slow, scoring only 16 first half points compared to Astronauts 31, and although the Cats put up a more reasonable second half effort, scoring 30, it was too late and the comeback was fell short.

West Shore was led by senior guard Anthony Wattwood who had 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 steals.  Other notable contributors included sophomore guard Chris Mikulas who had 13 points and senior center John Bond who had 11 points and 7 rebounds.  When asked about their performance, starting point guard Greg Taveras said it was team’s lack of focus that lead to their eventual defeat.

“We played poorly, our heads where somewhere else and we lacked focus and concentration,” Taveras said.

The Wildcats were missing senior point guard Scott Adams, senior guard/forward Tommy Panouses, and sophomore center Jake Diamond.

West Shore moves to 10-9 on the season, dropping their third straight game. The Wildcats will play Satellite Saturday evening, in their second game of their road stint.  The Cats have yet to beat the Scorpions this season, falling to them in their home opener.

Varsity play begins at 7:00, with JV immediately preceding at 5:30.