Valdosta boys 74
Lowndes boys 43
The Wildcats were led by Rashad Lewis and his 26 points, followed by Elliot Ingram who put up 12 points.
“It was gratifying to me to see my team play so well,” Wildcats coach Antonio Haynes said. “For them to go out there and win, after working so hard the past few days, I’m proud.”
The Vikings were led by Eric Henderson in scoring but were unable to get things rolling as a team.
After going on a 17-6 run to start the game, the Wildcats were efficient from the field in scoring and kept their intensity on defense for the entire game.
Going into the half, the Wildcats held a 39-23 lead and forced the Vikings to re-tool their game strategy.
After coming out after the half, the Vikings were able to put up just 12 points and it was not enough to stop the Wildcats from scoring 18 points in the third to push their lead to 57-35 as the third quarter came to an end.
“In preparation for our next games, we are going to work on our defensive intensity and communication,” said Haynes. “We are going to take it one game at a time for the rest of the season and keep getting better.”
Next up for the Vikings will be a battle against Colquitt County on Tuesday, while the Wildcats will face Coffee on Tuesday.