Wildcats fall to Amherst
Even though expectations were running high for an intense game between the Wild Rose boys basketball team and the non-conference Amherst on Feb. 12, the Falcons proved to be too much for the Wildcats heading home with the 69-39 victory.
“I was very disappointed in the defensive effort tonight,” stated Wild Rose Head Coach Jim Komp. “We got beat off the dribble and beat off the glass – that’s a real bad combination. Hopefully we can regroup and do better in the games coming up.”
The game didn’t start out badly, although the opening tipoff went to the Falcons, getting an early 2-0 lead. Alec VandeCastle would soon tie things up for Wild Rose and Caleb Williams put the Wildcats ahead, 4-2. However, the Falcons developed a 10-4 lead, with the hosts playing catchup.
As Wild Rose began cutting the deficit, Amherst concentrated on widening it. Jeremiah Washington-Churchville came up with 4 points along the way with 2 of 3 free throws. Williams rolled up 3 of 4 free throws and VandeCastle 7 more points as the hosts tied the score at 12. The Wildcats then grabbed a temporary 14-12 lead, with VandeCastle producing a 3-pointer.