Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Paint Branch 73 – 72


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The Wildcats’ final shot fell short at the buzzer, and WJ falls to Paint Branch in a nail-biter, 72-73.
There was no more than a 2 point differential at the end of any of the 4 quarters. The Wildcats did, in fact, lead at the end of the first 3 quarters by a single point over the visiting Panthers, and held a 6 point lead (63-57) at the 5:00 mark of the fourth. Josh Forburger hit a free throw to give the Wildcats their last lead at 72-71 before the Panthers got a game winning layup.
Kai Holloway had his second straight 20+ point game with 21 to lead the Wildcats, and tied Mikel Fornwald for the assist lead with 5. Bealu Bezabeh scored 16 and tied Aaron Jones for the rebound lead with 6. Forburger added 13 points and had 3 blocks, as did Fornwald.
The Wildcats will close out the regular season home campaign on Friday, 2/14/2020, celebrating senior night against the Sherwood Warriors. Tipoff time is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.