Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

Wildcats move to 9-4 after winning two at home

The varsity Wildcat boys earned two victories last week but suffered one defeat, as they improved their overall regular season record to 9-4. The Cats knocked off Steelville and Union at home but lost at St. James.

Cuba started their week with a loss on Monday at St. James. After keeping things close through the first quarter, the game got away from the Wildcats in the second period.

The Tigers led 19-16 at the first buzzer and then went on a 23-9 run in the second quarter to go up 42-25. St. James put another 24 points up in the third period and coasted to an 84-63 win.

“We didn’t play very well. We took some bad shots and just didn’t hustle the way we’re capable of,” said Coach Justin Pock. “Not our best night.”

Bryer Nash led the offense with 15 points. Ryan Bouse scored 13, Brendan Wild 11, Taylor Thompson 10, Tyler Fieser six, Cameron Williams six, and Jeff Wagner two.

Cuba hosted Union the following night and played much better on their home floor, coming away with a 69-59 victory.

The Cuba Cats got out to a 16-10 lead in the first quarter and pushed it to 35-21 at the half. Union made a run in the third period to close the gap by five points, 48-39, but the CHS boys were able to get it done down the stretch, winning by 10.

Bouse had a big night, scoring 23 points to lead the field. Williams scored 14 and also snatched up 10 rebounds. Thompson scored nine, Wild seven, Nash seven, Nick Lemons four, Fieser three, and Ryan Weaver two.

The Wildcats capped off their week with a Friday night win over Steelville at Mike Voigt Gymnasium. Cuba got off to a great start and never let off the gas, as they won the game by 17 points.

Steelville trailed 19-9 at the sounding of the first quarter buzzer, and the Cards were behind by 17 points, 37-20, at the break. Both teams played evenly in the second half, with the Cats ahead at the end by a score of 64-47.

Thompson led the Wildcats with 17 points. Williams scored 12, Nash 11, Bouse had 11, Fieser five, Lemons four, Weaver two, and Wild two. Bouse led the team with six rebounds and four assists, and he and Williams both led the team in steals, each with four.