The win pushes the S-T season record to 6-16 with district competition getting underway on Friday night.
“This was a big win for us right before district. Our opponents have been doing a good job of keeping the ball away from McCarn which allows for some open looks from our other players,” said Bobcat head coach Darrell Hesseltine.
“Chambers and Vandever had a big game offensively for us and we had some of our younger guys step up and give some quality minutes.”
The ‘Cats played well on defense and got some unexpected offense from a couple of players to pull out to a 15-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. The S-T boys pushed the lead to 34-16 by the time the halftime buzzer sounded.
Ben Bolt collapsed around Bobcat post Conner McCarn and limited the big man to just nine points on the night. But the ‘Cats got good production from Cody Chambers and Gavin Vandever to bust the Badgers.
The home team added four more points to their lead in the third period by outscoring Ben Bolt 14-10. That made it a comfortable 48-26 tilt going into the final quarter.
The lead was 22 and the Bobcats eased off in the fourth. The Badgers hit for 24 points in that final eight minutes to close the gap. The Bobcats added 12 points to keep the Badgers at bay for a 60-50 victory.
Chambers led the S-T scoring with 18 points. Vandever followed with 16. McCarn hit for nine points while Chris Patrova and Derek Boggess both contributed with six. Zach Mengers closed out the Bobcat scoring with five points. Vandever hit on three treys while Patrova connected on two long-range jumpers.
“We still have work to do and our first district game against Taft will give us a good idea of where we are as a team,” Hesseltine said.
The Bobcats played Taft last night (Friday) at home and then will host Banquete next Tuesday night.
The Bobcat junior varsity defeated the young Badgers 40-22.