The Cuba High School junior varsity Wildcats finished the 2018-19 campaign with an 8-14 record, but the second half of the season was an improvement over the first half, and the team played particularly well in the final month.
Upsetting the Bourbon Warhawks in the first round of the Class 3 District 4 basketball tournament last week, the Wildcat boys did something that no Cuba team has done in six years: win a district game.
The Cuba Lady Wildcats took a first-round exit out of the Class 3 District 4 playoff tournament after being stunned by a Belle buzzer-beater on Monday night. With only seconds left on the clock, the Belle Lady Tigers took the ball the length of the floor and scored with no time remaining, to win 55-54 at St. James. The Lady Cats overcame a 15-point deficit before ultimately losing by one in the February 18 game.
The Lady Wildcats wrapped up their regular season with a pair of Gasconade Valley Conference victories that helped them grab a share of the conference title. Cuba defeated Vienna and Bourbon last week to secure a three-way tie with Belle and Steelville as conference champs.
Battling back from a 14-point deficit at halftime, the Cuba Wildcats were able to come away the victors in a wild, 91-84 game against Belle on Friday, February 8. It was a great conference win for the Wildcats, who were celebrating Senior Night in their last home game on the season schedule.