by Brian Turrel
The Washington Wildcats won on the road against the Wyandotte Bulldogs on Friday evening, 62-50. Washington’s production of fast-break opportunities from defense contributed to their win, along with their press-breaking ability in the back court.
Washington opened strong with the first 8 points before Wyandotte got on the board, then powered their way to a 22-7 first quarter advantage.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs started a trapping defense in the backcourt. The tactic slowed but didn’t rattle the Wildcats, who countered with a three-across press-break offense.
Wyandotte guard Torry Moore powered the Bulldogs to climb back into the game, scoring 14 in the second quarter. Twice he converted and-one foul shots off drives to the basket.
The Wildcats stretched the margin again in the third quarter, holding Wyandotte to just 6 points, and opening up an insurmountable 50-29 lead.
Wyandotte cut into the lead in the fourth quarter, getting 14 points from Adarius Hooks and putting Washington’s shaky free throw shooting to the test.
Trayon Grant led the Wildcats with 17 points. Grant was successful with quick drives to the basket, but also with well-timed interior passes to Nathan Johnson, who finished with 15. Moore led Wyandotte with 18 points, and Hooks had 14, all in the fourth quarter.
Washington’s next game is at home against Sumner Academy on Tuesday, and Wyandotte will play host to the Schlagle Stallions. Both games are on Tuesday at 7 p.m.