Wildcats fall to Chattahoochee County at home

Published 1:56 pm Saturday, December 16, 2023

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ELLAVILLE – The Schley County Varsity Boys Basketball Team (SCHS) fell behind early and couldn’t quite make the comeback. As a result, the Wildcats fell at home to the Panthers of Chattahoochee County by the score of 55-46 on Friday, December 15.

In spite of the loss, head coach Roderick Martin is encouraged about the direction in which his club is headed.

“We didn’t get the win, but I like the way we fought back,” Martin said. “The best is yet to come for Schley County Basketball. I like the direction we are headed in.”

The Wildcats had three players score in double figures. Jordan Hudson led SCHS in scoring with 17 points, Tyrese Cook had 12 and Amir Nelson chipped in 10 in the winning cause.

The Panthers jumped out to an 8-4 lead to start the game. They were able to do this by using their full-court pressure to generate turnovers and they turned them into points. From that point until the end of the first quarter, the Wildcats were able to trade baskets with CHATTCO and only trailed 15-12 by the quarter’s end.

Over the first few minutes of the second quarter, however, the Panthers went on an 8-2 run and took a 23-14 lead. During this portion of the game, the Wildcats were struggling on offense, while the Panthers were scoring points in transition.

By halftime, the Wildcats found themselves trailing CHATTCO 29-17.

Over the first few minutes of the third quarter, both teams were trading baskets, but Jikwon Floyd would give the Panthers a 36-19 lead on a three-pointer from the baseline.

During this portion of the game, the Wildcats were struggling offensively, but Tyrese Cook would knock down a three-pointer of his own to bring SCHS to within 14 at 36-22.

However, SCHS continued to struggle on both ends of the court and by the end of the third quarter, they trailed the Panthers 41-27.

In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats tried to get themselves back into the game, but turnovers and an inability to make shots prevented them from making a comeback. As a result, SCHS would go on to lose to CHATTCO 55-46.

Jikwon Floyd led the Panthers in scoring with 14 points and Alijah Demunn chipped in 13 in the winning cause.