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Basketball Cats Add to Winning Streak with Win over Westerville South

By Kurt Pickering '21, 01/28/19, 7:30PM EST


The Saint Ignatius Wildcats the Westerville South Wildcats in a makeup game on Saturday.

Westerville South traveled two hours up I-71 to face the Blue and Gold. Saint Ignatius was coming off of another wild game against the Louisville Leopards, setting the Wildcats’ win streak at two.

Looking to extend the win streak to three, the Wildcats schemed to take advantage the massive height difference vs. Westerville South. Saint Ignatius did just that, advancing to 8-6 with an 81-60 win.

Early into the matinee game, the Wildcars took a massive leap off the height advantage. Kevin Davet dropped in an easy 8 points, and Lukas Bielek delivered another 8 points. Several dimes dropped by the junior sensation Chase Toppin pushed the Wildcats forward in a back-and-forth battle.

To start, Westerville South rained in three balls like the Golden State Warriors. Jordan Macmillan came through with a star performance with 15 points. Saint Ignatius held a tight 23-22 lead to close the first.

The second quarter stayed tight between the two Wildcats squads. Saint Ignatius held off the deadly Jordan Macmillan of Westerville South to only two points in the second. Macmillan still finished strong with a 17-point half. On the opposite end, Saint Ignatius surged through with a 3-ball from Effertz along with more points from Bielek. Davet continued to work out his newly acquired mid-range game. The first half battled closed out at 38-30 with Saint Ignatius in the lead.

The start of the third was the beginning of the end for Westerville South, as Saint Ignatius claimed the game. Westerville South couldn’t find the basket, but Saint Ignatius sure could. Daniel Nunez hit a three ball and a layup to add 5 points to his total. Toppin hit double digits at 11 and Kevin Davet outstanding powerhouse big man game for Kevin Davet with 15 points. The story was just about over for Westerville, as. Saint Ignatius closed the chapter of the third with a 61-42 lead.

The fourth went strong for both teams, as Westerville poured in a solid 19 points and the Wildcats dropped 20. The final ended at 81-60, with your Saint Ignatius Wildcats pulling away victorious. Wilson Young knocked down a sweet corner three ball right in front of his friends and teammates to seal the game late. Great defense and hustle gets attributed to Rory McConville, too. Kevin Davet finished with 19 and Bielek tallied 18.

The Basketball Cats will take on John Marshall on Monday, February 4. The Cats ride a 3-game win streak with an 8-6 record. Tune in on the SIBN for the JV tip at 5:30 and the varsity tip at 7 pm.