DHS Wildcats hold back Tigers, 67-53

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2002


DESTREHAN – After four quarters of physical play, the Destrehan Fighting Wildcats handed the Hahnville Tigers another loss, 67-53. Tuesday’s game was Destrehan’s third District game and their third district win. The Wildcats allowed only 22 points from the Tigers in the first half and held a 17-point lead through the third quarter.

“Defensively we did a good job keeping them off the glass in the first half,” explained Destrehan coach Joe Schick.

Offensively, he said his Wildcats had opportunities at a some easy shots, but missed a few, until making a 9-0 run in the third quarter.

Hahnville threatened for the lead through the fourth quarter, as their more physical approach began wearing down the Destrehan team.

“We’re not a very physical team and Hahnville played a real physical game both halfs,” said Schick. “We got a little tired, not from the running, but from the banging in the second half. The guys were really getting after it.”

After scoring 11 points in the third quarter, the Tigers outscored Destrehan for the first time of the night, by forcing 20 points onto the board, compared to the Wildcats’ 17.

Schick said it’s easy for any team to loss its focus in such a physical game, but credited his players for continuously pushing the ball up the floor and keeping their poise.

“They did a good job sticking to their plays and the plan. A lot of other guys would lose their poise in those situations,” he added.

Mark Stewart led the scoring for the Wildcats with 25 points, while Chris Moore followed with 14 points.