Wildcats defeat Cardinals on the road
Friday, Jan. 6, saw a match-up of two Frontier league teams battling to the finish when the De Soto boys basketball team travelled to Eudora for the featured game of the week on Lawrence's Channel 6.
It was a nip and tuck game with ties at the half and at the end of the third quarter. Both teams were even on the boards and similar in shooting percentage, the difference came at the free-throw line where the Cardinals were two-for-eight and the Wildcats finished 11-for-17.
With 35 seconds left in the game, the Wildcats had a five-point lead when the referees whistled a foul and a technical foul against the Wildcats, giving Eudora a chance at four free throws and possession of the ball. Fortunately for the Wildcats, the Cardinals were only able to capitalize on one of the four shots and the Wildcats held on to win by a score of 40-37.
Junior Isaac Lueth and sophomore Quinton Verhulst recorded five and four rebounds respectively. Senior John Williams had three steals and senior Mason Wedel had 23 points. The Wildcats improve their league record to 2-1 with games against league foes Spring Hill and Louisburg this week.
The DHS girls also defeated Eudora Friday night with a final score of 39-28.