Wallace senior Micah Swedberg stretches the ball toward the hoop during the Wildcat boys district basketball game vs. Riverside in Minden.
Wallace ends season 12-11
The Wallace Wildcats saw their season come to an end last week when they faced the undefeated Riverside Chargers in the D2-3 District Final.
The Wildcats did a great job staying with the Chargers in the first quarter even though they struggled to find a way to stop their 6-7 post player. The big guy put up 10 of the Chargers 15 points in the opening quarter.
In spite of the tough defense they were facing, the Cats were able to put up 11 points to help them go into the second quarter only being down by four points.
The second and third periods were rough for Wallace. They were able to slow down Riverside’s inside game but their guards lit it up beyond the arch. While the Chargers were getting all kinds of shots to fall, The Wildcats simply couldn’t find the bottom of the net.
They were only able to put up nine points in the two quarters. Going into the final period, they were down 20- 39
The Cats didn’t give up and in the final quarter, they came back to match the Chargers point for point. Even though Wallace lost the game, they ended the game demonstrating their drive and determination and playing competitively against a very good Riverside team.
The Cats were led by Micah Swedberg with 10 points, two rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block. Kaden Hager put up nine points and grabbed two rebounds and had one assist. Camden McConnell had six points and four rebounds and Kolton Hager had five points, seven rebounds three assists and two steals. Tanner Finley and Blake Pelster each scored four points, Blake had five rebounds and Tanner had one rebound and two steals
Wallace ended their season with some big wins and some disappointing losses but all of their games were played with great effort. They ended with a record of 12 wins and 11 losses.
“There was a big learning curve this year having such an overall young and inexperienced team, but the kids worked hard, did what we asked of them, and kept a positive attitude and really improved throughout the year,” said Head Coach Eric Miller, who also added,
“We will miss the leadership of our seniors. They did alot for our program and will do great things in life.”