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The Waterford Wildcats ventured out into the cold in search of a victory over the Belpre Golden Eagles, and much like the icy temperature outside the Wildcats played with ice in their veins.
Coming into the game, coach Tom Simms knew his Wildcats had their work cut out for them after having been sent a “red flag” during preseason scrimmages due to Belpre taking on tougher teams.
“This is a tough place for us. It’s a hard gym to play in, and we’ve been working on the pressure for a week,” Simms said.
Tonight the hard work paid off though, as Waterford rose up against Belpre’s strong offense and tough defense to gain a victory of 57-53.
The atmosphere in the gym was tense through the course of the game as both teams came in charged and ready for a victory, but this game was a little different. Simms took an unorthodox approach to the starting line up in this game.
“I’ve never started a freshman in my history of coaching, and I started one tonight.”
5-11 Waterford freshman, Holden Dailey, came into the game with the determination to win and it paid off. By the end of the night, Holden had eight points, four rebounds, and one steal. He was a strong defensive competitor, and a tough offensive man. Simms stated the freshmen are forces to look out for because they have something special.
Simms encourages his team to weather the storm when the game gets tough and that is what Waterford did tonight, as the Wildcats took the win.
Waterford will travel to Wahama in order take on the Falcons next Tuesday, Dec.11.