Cats fall under .500 after loss to Edgewood

Konur Oyman, Staff Writer

The boys varsity basketball team fall under .500 for the first time this season after their loss at the hands of Edgewood, 57-48.

The Wildcats concluded their five-game road trip against rivals Edgewood.  Earlier in the season the Cats put together a shocking comeback that lead them to the win, but this time the story was different.  At the end of the day, it proved to be the marginal difference in scoring during the first and second quarters that lead to Edgewood’s victory.

The Wildcats where lead by senior center John Bond who had 17 points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Sophomore guard Chris Mikulas was another note worthy player, scoring 9 points, grabbing seven rebounds, and recorded one steal. Varsity coach Tony Riopelle said it was their appalling defence that lead to their defeat.

“We did not play well,” he said. “Ever since the championship game of our tournament here at West Shore, we have given up 53-plus points to our opponents.  If that doesn’t change, our season will be over sooner than later.  Like the old adage, ‘defense wins championships.’  If we start playing defense we will turn it around.”

The Cats are now 1-6 without senior point guard Scott Adams who continues to battle injuries.

The Wildcats drop to 11-12 for the season, the first time that they have had a negative record all season long. The Cats will play their next game against Brevard Christian on Tuesday at 7 p.m.