The Wildcats' eighth grade hoops team battled valiantly against Delaware Valley, but came out on the short end of a 30-25 final in Lackawanna League action.
Western Wayne’s eighth grade boys basketball team jetted out to an early lead against Delaware Valley, but faded down the stretch.
As a result, the young ‘Cat cagers suffered yet another disappointing loss in loss in Lackawanna League junior high action. The final score was 30-25.
With this setback, Coach Matt Fitzsimmons’ squad fell to 2-7 on the year.
“We’re definitely getting there,”?he told TWI?Sports. “This is a tough league, but we’ve been competitive in just about every game. If we could catch a couple of breaks here &?there, it’d be a very different story.”
Western Wayne will be back on the hardwood Saturday morning versus North Pocono. The eighth grade contest is slated for an 11:00 a.m. start in the middle school gym.
Back & Forth
The Wildcats took an 8-7 lead after one quarter in Thursday’s battle with DV.
Matt Lombardi and Billy Schumacher paced the off-ensive attack.
Lombardi, who is Western Wayne’s primary ball handler, rattled the rims for eight points. Schumacher, the team’s two-guard, also recorded eight.
Unfortunately for the Varden Garden faithful, DV dominated the middle two periods. The Warriors outscored their hosts by a margin of 16-7 in the second and third quarters.
Kolyn Schane contributed three points to the ‘Cat cause. Josh Miller, Mike Valenti & Joe Clauss chipped in with two each.
Score by Quarters...
WW?(2-7) 8 3 4 10 - 25
DV (4-5) 7 8 8 7 - 30