Wildcats bounce back to beat Tigers

Millard West picks up first win of the season

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Wildcats bounce back to beat Tigers

photo by Molly Jenkin

photo by Molly Jenkin

photo by Molly Jenkin

Jacob Janousek, Sports Director

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After a tough 68-54 loss to Lincoln Pius X in the season opener the Millard West Wildcats were eager to bounce back against the Fremont Tigers. The Wildcats avenged their loss with a 61-32 win which was a momentum builder for the Wildcats.

This game was a complete game and a good win for the Wildcats as they got out to a fast start with the 1st quarter up 15-5. The Tigers were able to fight back in the 2nd quarter cutting it to a five point deficit but that is the closest they got all day. The Wildcats then went on a 19-5 run to end the first half, bringing in a 34-15 lead into half.

The Wildcats really ran away with the game in the 3rd quarter outscoring the Tigers 16-4 and was able to have a lead of 33 in that quarter. The Tigers showed some fight in the 4th, but they dug themselves in too much of a hole and lost by 29 points.

The Wildcats finished the game shooting 50% from the field and were led by Junior Zac Olson who finished with 11 points. Junior Peyton Buscher led the way with four assists and junior Nate Glantz snatched five rebounds.

Even though this was an easy win there is still some room for improvement. The Wildcast shot an abysmal 54% from the line and when it gets later in the season when those points matter they need to make them.

Other than the free throws the Wildcats did play a complete game as a whole. Offensively, they played mostly well and were strong on the defensive end holding Fremont only to 34% shooting.

With this win the Wildcats move to 1-1 on the season with a game against the Omaha South Packers coming on Thursday, December 6th. The Packers are coming off a 61-43 victory over Omaha Northwest and it should be a good matchup for the Wildcats as they look to improve to 2-1.

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