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Wildcats bounced by ‘Dega

Published 1:57pm Saturday, February 16, 2013

By Ed Bailey

After a 66-60 loss to Talladega, the Benjamin Russell Wildcats basketball team’s season is officially over.
“It got away from us in the first half,” BRHS boys basketball coach Jeff Hines said. “We fought all the way back. We got as close as four in the second half. They stretched it out to 11 in the second half and we cut it down to six but that was as close as we’d get.”
Tyrik Norris led the team with 17 points.
He also had five assists.
Woo Varner had 12 points and nine boards.
Marty Purter added 11 points.
“We did a good job of fouling the right people and getting rebounds but we couldn’t finish at our end,” Hines said.
Despite the loss, Hines said that this hasn’t dampened the team’s spirits.
“I’m extremely proud of these guys,” Hines said. “There’s no question that these guys laid it all on the line for 32 minutes. Now we’ve got to go back to work. We’ve got to work on shooting the ball and the little things.”