Feb 052014

By Greg Perkins
The Wildcats dropped both games they played last week, dimming their chances of post-season action.
Hosting Mogollon on Wednesday night, Joseph City came up short against the Mustangs 79-57. Hayden Hendricks and Cody Davis both played well, scoring in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Daniel Hutchens and Koby Smith each added 9; Wyatt Johnson, 8; Kadin Crosby, 4; TJ Hendricks, 3; and Landon Baldwin, 2.
Saturday night saw the Wildcats on the road in St. Johns, where they fell behind early, getting outscored by 13 points in the opening eight minutes. The second quarter really put them in a hole with just a four-point offensive output compared to the Redskins, who netted 16 to lead 40-15 at the half. St. Johns extended that lead in both the third and fourth periods en route to a 75-33 win over Joseph City.
The two losses left Joseph City in the fifth overall position in its section according to the power point system. With the top four advancing to the sectional tournament, the Wildcats will need to win their final game of the season on Friday, Feb. 7, at Ray to have an outside chance of post-season play. Even with a win they would still need a lot of help and would have to win their sectional tournament in order to reach the state tournament. Joseph City headed into this week’s action ranked 46th with a 5-11 mark.
Overall, the Wildcats are now 5-18 in what has been a rebuilding season for Coach Scott Corum and his squad.