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Our Sully Beach recaps the matchup between the Waterford Wildcats and Shenandoah Zeps on January 20th, 2023

Waterford Wildcats boys team fall short 71-61 in close game in Sarahsville.

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The Waterford Wildcats traveled to Sarahsville on Friday night to take on their cross-county competitor in the Shenandoah Zeps.  

The last time these two teams met one another it came down to a last second shot from Alec Johnson to win them the game at Waterford 61-58. 

The first half of this game had the shots going up for both the Zeps and Wildcats. Junior Jaret Armstrong was on a roll from the three-point line going 6 for 8  during the first half proving to be a top scorer for Waterford. After one half, it was all tied up 30-30. 

The 2nd half though was all for the Zeps. Rebounding troubles and rushed shot selections would become a heavy factor determining a winner.  Shenandoah senior Xander Fairchild was on pace to have a game to remember as the shots would be constantly going down for the Zeps. Xander would finish the night with 34 points for the night as Shenandoah would go on to win this close game 71-61. This would tie up the series for them this year to 1-1 each. 

For Jaret Armstrong, he would finish the night with a 28-point performance with 8 shots coming from the down the arc. Senior Chip Adams would go on to put up 17 points for the night and would record 9 rebounds, leading the team in that category. Junior Gaibe Poncheck would also finish with 9 assists for the game. 

For the Waterford Wildcats, they will move to 7-6 so far for the season having lost their last two games. The Wildcats will resume play in the TVC-Hocking next week as they try to break out of the losing ways with the Southern Tornados at home on January 24th, then travel to Crown City to take on the South Gaila Rebels.  

The Shenandoah Zeps meanwhile get back to their winning ways as now they will take on Monroe Central on January 24th.