Wildcats split with Panthers
Brendon Hudson scored 18 points and hit five three-pointers to lead De Soto to a 47-35 league-opening win over Paola Friday night at De Soto.
De Soto (6-1) trailed midway through the fourth but retook the lead on a rebound and putback by Jamel Townsend and never looked back. Townsend scored 11 and Tommy Elmer added six for the Wildcats. De Soto will play Tuesday at St. James. For the full story, read Thursday's De Soto Explorer.
De Soto -- Brendon Hudson 18, Mason Wedel 5, Jamel Townsend 11, Paul Stallbaumer 2, Tommy Elmer 6, Brandan Philbrook 5.
Paola -- Isaac Cotton 3, Jonathan Pomatto 11, Adam Henn 2, Michael Bryson 1, Skylar Hawkins 4, Travis Hayes 13, Nick Wilson 1.
The De Soto girls hit three three-pointers to start the game but after that the Wildcats went ice cold and lost 62-38 to Paola Friday night at De Soto. Shelbi Petty and Kelsey Fisher scored 14 a piece to lead the Wildcats (2-4). De Soto will play Tuesday at St. James.
De Soto – Tami Crow 2, Shelbi Petty 14, Jordin Burford 4, Kelsey Fisher 14, Katie Williams 2, Jesse Spencer 2.
Paola – Taylor Smith 4, Courtney Clouse 4, Rachel Hanf 18, Taelor Karr 12, Ashlee Johnson 11, Rachel Schmidt 11.