Whiteoak's Atlee Carr (Submitted photo)
Whiteoak's Atlee Carr (Submitted photo)
Tuesday night at Whiteoak High School was cause for another celebration this season for Wildcats as they gained their 11th win of the season, this time against a non-conference opponent — the Washington Blue Lions — by a 47-41 score.

The win by the Wildcats saw them gain the lead following the first quarter after outscoring the visitors by an 18-12 score, and then the second frame saw the host team outscore Washington, 11-8 for a halftime lead of 29-20.

Both teams in the third frame each scored seven points and in the fourth Washington outscored the Wildcats 14-11, but WHS was able to stay ahead enough to keep the lead and the win.

“Another quality win against a very dangerous team in Washington Court House,” WHS head coach Blake Kibler said. “They have some nice players and are very well coached. We are 10-3 in our last 13 games, and we are peaking right into tournament time.

“We have a couple hard ones to go, including Eastern on Friday. We have to continue this play right into the tournament. (Wednesday) wasn’t our best, but again, winners win, and that’s what we did.”

The Wildcats were led by Trever Yeager with 14 points, while he also tallied a double-double with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Yeager played all 32 minutes for the Wildcats, making three 3-pointers, two two-point baskets and a free throw.

Also in double figures for the Wildcats was Zach Rand with 13 points. He also collected nine rebounds and three steals. Rand was 7-of-11 from the free-throw line and three two-point baskets.

Atlee Carr collected 11 points, being the third Wildcat in double figures. Carr also totaled two rebounds, one assist and two blocks. In his scoring, Carr made three 3-pointers and was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line.

Others to add points in the win for WHS were Charley Skinner with seven points (four rebounds, one assist) and Michael Crowe with two points (two rebounds, three assists and one steal).

Also for the Wildcats, Traeten Hamilton had two rebounds, and Logan Cummings collected two rebounds and an assist. Brayden Yeager had two rebounds and one block.

WHS out-rebounded the Blue Lions 34-10 and shot 13-of-25 from the free-throw line. Washington shot 3-of-10 with their free-throw attempts.