Boys’ hoops lose heart-breaker against Space Coast

Despite the efforts of the Wildcats’ front court, the boys’ varsity basketball team fell short in a buzzer-to-buzzer thriller against conference rivals Space Coast, losing 55-51.

The team was led by guard/forward Stryker Sinclair and junior center Jake Dimond who had 13 and 12 respectively.  Sinclair recorded six steals on the night as well, and Dimond also pulled down 10 rebounds to record a double-double.

The proverbial hero of the game, though, was junior forward Shane Potter, who, in the dying minutes of the game, hit a massive three pointer to tie the game up, 51-51.  Potter, who had been shooting 38 percent from behind the arch on the season, delivered a massive dagger in the Cats’ come back run.

Potter gave his thoughts about his huge shot, but also commented on the teams execution a the end of the game.

“It felt great when I hit that shot,” Potter said.  “I think everyone dreams of hitting a huge game winner and that’s what I thought I had done.  I think it was our execution at the end of the game that really let us down.  This was a game we really should have won but we just didn’t have what it took to pull it out.”

Unfortunately for the team, two layup misses by Jake Dimond proved to be the Cats’ eventual downfall.

With their loss to the Vipers, the boys fall to 4-14 on the season.  With only eight games left on the season, the Cats will look to better their regular season record against another division rival, Astronaut.  The Cats will travel to Titusville to take on the War Eagles on Tuesday and the game will start at 7 p.m.