Wild Rose senior Jeremiah Washington-Churchville looks for the basket around Pittsville defender Kolton Bauer during the Dec. 19 boys basketball game. Washington-Churchville recorded 13 points in the Wildcats’ 62-42 Central Wisconsin Conference-South win over the Panthers.

Wild Rose defeats Panthers, 62-42

The Wild Rose boys basketball team played host to Pittsville for a Central Wisconsin-South matchup on Dec. 19. The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and never looked back outscoring the visitors 62-42.

“It was a very good defensive effort by our kids tonight,” stated Head Coach Jim Komp. “We did a nice job forcing them to take the ball out for more difficult shots. I’m very proud of how we played that end of the court.”

Wild Rose took command offensively in the first half with four Wildcats scoring led by Alec VandeCastle’s 18 points, hitting 2 of 3 free throws. Travis Jansen gathered 8 points, while Jeremiah Washington-Churchville added 4 points, and Caleb Williams 3 points, as Wild Rose took the 33-17 lead into halftime.

Things continued in Wild Rose’s favor in the second, although scoring was nearly even. It took seven Wildcats to keep the home efforts going behind Washington-Churchville’s 9 points. VandeCastle rolled up another 8 points, while Williams contributed 4 and Nick Wilbert hit 3 of 4 free throws.

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