The Westminster Secondary School Wildcats senior boy’s basketball team is heading into the Christmas break on a winning note.
On Tuesday (Dec. 16), the Wildcats trekked east to London South Collegiate Institute for their first paring of the season against the Lions.
Hitting the hardwood on the heels of a pair of tough losses to Montcalm and Clarke Road in recent weeks, Westminster was hungry for a win and weren’t long in taking a bite out of the South squad.
Ahead 30-26 at the end of the first quarter, the Wildcats cranked it up over the second frame, adding another 18 points to their tally to take a 48-32 lead into the break.
South refused to roll over, but the Westminster squad continued to dominate in the final two frames, rolling to a convincing 87-63 victory.
Tristen Swanson had the hot hand for the Wildcats, scoring 30 points while at the other end of the court, Jackson Hawthornwaite lead the way for South with 27 points.
The win for Westminster moves them up into second place in the TVRAA Senior Boys TVDSB Central Tier 2 Division standings while South slides down into fourth.
The South Lions will play one more game before the holidays, taking on the Laurier Rams Thursday afternoon (Dec 18), while the Wildcats won’t be hitting the court again until January 7 when they head off to Strathroy to take on the Saints.