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By Spring Atchison
Office Manager 

Wildcats drop two; stand at 4-4 overall


February 24, 2021

(Herald photo by Spring Atchison)

WILDCAT SENIOR Auston Hoskins takes a shot in Saturday's home match up with Prairie.

The Fleming Wildcats opened the week at 3-2 overall. After a three-game week, they now stand at 4-4.

Fleming traveled to Peetz last Tuesday where they grabbed a league win. They hosted Prairie and Briggsdale for Såçaturday and Monday games, dropping both of those league match ups.

The Wildcats blew past Peetz on the road last Tuesday, taking a 72-45 victory. The team opened solid and maintained a commanding lead throughout all four quarters.

Four Wildcats hit double digits on the scoreboard. Seniors Chris Goss and Kade Comstock topped the group with 16 points apiece. Goss shot 62 percent from the field earning all of his points off two-point shots. Comstock hit three for four from behind the three-point line, made two two-point shots and went three for five from the charity line.

Sophomore Braylen Feather tacked on 14 points for the Wildcats. He sunk two three-pointers and earned his remaining eight off two-point shots.

Senior Auston Hoskins tallied 10 points. He shot 100 percent from behind the arc for six of his points and scored the remaining four on two-point shots.

Comstock's offensive performance couple with his efforts under the basket, earned him a double double for the night. He brought down 10 boards split at five offensive and five defensive. He also led the team in assists and steals with seven in both categories.

Saturday's schedule brought Prairie to Fleming's court. The Mustangs opened solid and took a seven-point lead in the opening minutes, 25-17. Fleming's offense kept pace in the second quarter and both teams added 17 to the scoreboard before the end of the half. The Mustangs remained on top by eight.

The Wildcat offense came back in the third to take the lead. With their best offensive showing of the night, the home team tallied 22 points while holding Prairie to 11. Fleming controlled the scoreboard, 52-49, heading into the final quarter of play.

The tables turned for the Mustangs in the final minutes as their offense answered back with 21 points and the visiting defense held Fleming at 11. Prairie's efforts resulted in a 70-63 win over the Wildcats.

Feather led the Wildcat offense with 25 points for the contest. He made five three-point shots for 15 of his points. He added the remaining 10 after shooting five for six from the field.

Comstock followed with 15 points. He earned his off one three-pointer, five two-pointers and two free throws.

The duo led the team in assists and steals. They matched each other at five and three respectively.

Sophomore Kolten Houser led the home team under the basket. He brought down six boards; one offensive and five defensive.

The Wildcats fell in a hard-fought game against Briggsdale on Monday to close the week. The Falcons went up by two in the first period to open at Fleming that night, 14-12. They added another two points to their lead in the second, but the score remained close at the half, 32-28.

A standout third quarter gave Fleming the upper hand. They took over after adding 17 to their side of the scoreboard and giving up just 11. The Wildcats held a two-point, 45-43, advantage heading into the fourth.

The fourth period gave the visiting team enough time to regain control and take the victory. Briggsdale scored 21 in the fourth - their high scoring quarter of the game - and held Fleming to 12. The score settled at 64-57.

Individual stats for the contest with Briggsdale were not available as of press time.

The Wildcats are scheduled for traditional Friday/Saturday action this week. They're set to host Stratton/Liberty on Friday and Sedgwick County on Saturday. Game times are slated for 4 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively.


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