Wildcats Comeback at Old Fort Comes up Short

posted Feb 14, 2017, 6:56 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 7:02 PM ]
2/14/17 - Varsity - Woodmore (6-13) dug a big hole early then came almost all the way back in the second half before dropping a 61-60 decision at Old Fort. The Wildcats turned a 39-23 disadvantage at halftime into just a four-point deficit (45-41) after three quarters outscoring the Stockaders, 18-6, in the frame.  Woodmore started the third quarter on an 11-4 run.  After Woodmore scored the first point of the fourth quarter, Old Fort scored the next six points to take a 51-42 lead with 6:38 left.  After the teams traded points on their next three possessions, the Wildcats scored eight unanswered points, to pull within two points at 57-55 with 53.4 seconds left.  After Old Fort converted two free throws with 49 seconds left to make it four points, senior Mitchell Miller hit a deep three-pointer to pull the Wildcats to within one point, 59-58, with 32.3 seconds left.  Old Fort again made good on two free tosses with 21.0 seconds left to make a three-point game.  Woodmore missed two three-point shots in the final seconds and rebounded the second and got fouled attempting a three-point field goal at the buzzer.  But, the first free throw did not find the mark before the last two were converted to make it the final score.  Miller led the Wildcats with 19 points while senior Mikey Blasuey added 16 points. Old Fort came into the game with only two losses on the season.  Junior varsity - The Wildcats trailed most of the first half, and were behind 23-17 at halftime before winning the second half 31-16 and the game, 48-39.  Sophomore Brandon Blausey led the Wildcats with 14 points while sophomore Drew Burner scored 11 points.