- The Sweetwater Wildcats have had a difficult season in 5-AA so far.
To McMinn CentralвЂ™s suprise, the Wildcats gave one of their best
perВfomances in an upset bid against the top team in the
district. Tyler Watson netted
20 points to lead Swetwater, but the Chargers proved too much, and
salted away SHS by the final of 71-50.
was no small task to ask the Wildcats to perform at such a high
level. The Chargers can run with anyone in the state, but this
Wildcat team has proven this season that even through tough times,
they can still rise to the occasion.
the Chargers were looking ahead, or maybe Sweetwater was just tired
of being an afterthought in 5-AA. Either way, Central got all they
could handle Friday night, and then some. The
Chargers got a pair of 3-point baskets from Tim
along with buckets from Bradley
there, however, the Wildcats took advantage of CentralвЂ™s sluggish
defense, eventually pulling even at 19 two minutes into the second
sparked the offense to life with six points and Ward added six points
as Central jumped in front, 37-25, at the half.
sliced that deficit with six unanswered points to start the third
Chargers responded with a 9-0 run, including a 3-pointer from Max
a 13-point gap and led, 51-37, after three periods. Webb
the final stanza with 3-pointers as the Chargers continued to pull
paced the offense with 22 points, while Ward added 11, Blake
Boyd 10 each. Seth
nine for the Wildcats. Jordan
eight, while Brandon
with seven. Matt
his night with six.
Slayton of the Daily Post Athenian contibuted to this story.