Wildcats’ season ends 66-46 in the Sectional Finals against Western.< < Back to
LATHAM, Ohio (WOUB) -The Waterford Wildcats were on the road for their sectional finals as they faced off against the Western Indians. The Wildcats came into the postseason after a win against the Miller Falcons and were looking to continue their success.
The first half for the Wildcats started off with them taking control of the scoring. Junior Jarrett Armstrong put up 14 points to start off the 1st quarter showing that he’s been a constant threat from the arc and on the free throw line.
When the second quarter started, the Wildcats fell flat, losing momentum. The Indians momentum began to heat up, immediately shifting the offense in their favor closing the gap and going into halftime down 24-21.
The second half started with a big offensive tear from Western showing no signs of slowing down. Multiple turnovers and missed shots by the Wildcats were quickly led to Western taking full advantage of those mistakes taking the lead at the end of the third quarter 43-34
One player on Westerns lineup, Chase Carter, was the Indians’ dual threat for the night. Carter closed his stat line with 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals proving to be a huge factor towards an Indians’ win.
With this victory, Western will move on to the district semi-finals with a final score of 66-46.
This matchup closes the door on the Wildcats’ 2022-23 season, but they have a bright future ahead of them.The Wildcats will only be losing three seniors and will still have their key players coming back such as Jarrett Armstrong, Chip Adams, Alec Johnson, and Cole Sparling who all contributed to the starting lineup this year.
For now, improvement for the Wildcats will be on their minds going into the 2024 season.