Wildcats win district opener over Walnut Ridge

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Wildcat TJ McGuire looks to dribble past Walnut Ridgeís Slade Dalton during their 3A-3 district tournament game in Manila. (DT Photo/Cosmo Cossey)

Trumann got out to a fast start over Walnut Ridge this past Tuesday before going on to a 55-40 win over the Bobcats in the 3A-3 district tournament at Manila. The win secures Trumann a spot in the 3A 3 regional tournament in Trumann.

Ben Turner threw down a two-handed slam dunk for Trumannís first points of the game as Dedrick Coleman got inside for a score to make it 4-0 Wildcats. Walnut Ridge got inside for a score before Aaron Phelan scored in the paint for Trumann making it 6-2 Wildcats with 2:20 left. The Bobcats scored down low as TJ McGuire got a stick back basket for Trumann and Mario Burks canned a three-pointer for the Wildcats to make it 11-4 Trumann after one.

Burks hit another three-pointer early in the second quarter to push Trumannís lead to 14-4 before the Bobcats got a basket inside making it 14-6 Wildcats. Zach Buchanan scored inside for Trumann, the Bobcats scored inside only to see Trumann get a three-ball from Phelan, baskets inside from Buchanan and Milton Lewis, III and one of two free throws from Buchanan to make it 24-8 Wildcats with 1:13 left. Walnut Ridge hit one of two free throws late to make the score 24-9 at the half.

Complete game story in February 14 edition of the PCDT!

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