ALTHA, JANUARY 21--The Wildcats brought their brooms into The Den last Thursday night and completed their season sweep of the Aucilla Christian Warriors last night.
The Altha’s Junior Varsity (4-9) took care of business as they posted a 29-21 win.
Ryan Wood was the Top Cat in scoring with 10 points. Also, he had 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Kent Rogers knocked down 8 points, was co-leader along with Jeremy O'Bryan in rebounds with 5, led the team with 3 assists and he nabbed a steal. Jae Fielder scored 3 points the old fashioned way and he grabbed a rebound. Caleb Chew, P.J. Iler, Tyler McClellan and Jeremy O'Bryan all added a deuce apiece. O'Bryan led the team with 2 blocks and he had 2 steals. Chew cleared 4 rebounds, collected 2 assists and picked the Warriors' pockets twice. McClellan pulled down 2 rebounds and he had an assists. Iler showed quick hands as he stole 2 passes in the open court.
The Varsity Wildcats (5-8; 4-6, Class 1A, District 2) followed the JV's lead by picking up their fourth district win on the season, 49-39.
Leading the way offensively was Tyler Hamilton who put up 14 points and he cleared a team-high 7 rebounds. Also, "T Ham" collected 2 steals and an assist. Ethan Ellis and Will Rogers were money with 11 points apiece, including a 3-pointer by each of them. Also, they had 3 steals apiece. Ellis grabbed 2 rebounds and an assist. Rogers and Jacob Warner were the co-leaders in assists with 4. Rogers also snagged a rebound. Carl Mantecon canned 5 points and snared a rebound. Both Jacob Warner and Terry Wyllie added 4 points each. Warner collected 2 steals and swatted away a shot attempt. Wyllie pulled down a career-high 4 rebounds and he had an assist.
ALTHA, JANUARY 22--They were down but not out.
Not with a Den full of crazy homecoming fans last Friday night urging them to overcome a 14-9 halftime deficit! The Junior Varsity Wildcats (5-9) responded with their best defensive effort of the season and nipped the Liberty County Bulldogs, 26-24.
Ryan Wood was the Top Cat in scoring with 9 points as well as 5 rebounds. He also had 2 steals and rejected a shot attempt. Kent Rogers cashed in 6 points (including a 3-pointer), grabbed 4 rebounds, tallied 2 assists, had a steal and blocked his first shot attempt of the season. Tyler McClellan chalked up 5 points. Caleb Chew chipped in 2 points along with an assist and a steal.
The Varsity Wildcats (6-8) found out that dreams do come true as they downed the Bulldogs, 40-35, which was their second sweep of a team in as many nights. They have now won 5 of their last 6 games.
Will Rogers led all scorers with 14 points (including 2 3-pointers). Also, he had 5 rebounds, an assist and a steal. Jacob Warner knocked down 12 points, was co-leader with Anthony Young in steals with 5 and pulled down 2 rebounds. Ethan Ellis was money with 7 points, led the Wildcats with a career-high 6 rebounds, nabbed 3 steals and swatted away a shot attempt. Tyler Hamilton cashed in 5 points and pulled down 4 rebounds. Terry Wyllie chipped in 2 points, snared 2 rebounds, had 2 steals and was credited with an assist.
Last Monday and Tuesday both Wildcats' teams put their three-game winning streak on the line against Bethlehem and Wewahitchka. Next Tuesday they will travel to Bethlehem for a 6 pm Junior Varsity contest and the Varsity game is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 pm .