Jan 292014

By Greg Perkins
The Wildcats picked up wins over Cibecue and Superior, then fell to Ft. Thomas in games played last week.
Playing at Cibecue on Tuesday, Joseph City built a double-digit lead in the first quarter and kept that edge through the rest of the game to win 71-55. Daniel Hutchens, Wyatt Johnson, and Koby Smith shared scoring honors with 15 points each. Hayden Hendricks added 12; Cody Davis, 7; Kadin Crosby, Bryson Palmer and Landon Baldwin, 2 each; and Michael Diaz, 1.
Friday night the Wildcats hosted Superior and tallied a second straight 71-point winning effort, taking down the Panthers 71-59. Another strong opening quarter paved the way to a solid halftime lead and their fifth win of the season. Smith had a big night, leading the Wildcats in scoring with 25 points. Hutchens added 14; Johnson, 12; Davis, T.J. Hendricks and Hayden Hendricks, 6 each; and Baldwin, 2.
On Saturday the Wildcats fell to the visiting Ft. Thomas Apaches 53-39, leaving their season mark at 5-16.
Joseph City will host Mogollon tonight (Jan. 29), then travel to St. Johns on Friday, Jan. 31.