TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TAKE A SPLIT IN WEEKEND GAMES

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TAKE A SPLIT IN WEEKEND GAMES

The Twentynine Palms High School basketball team split games over the long holiday weekend. In game 1 Friday, a home game against Desert Hot Springs, the Wildcats won 52 to 42, bringing them a Overall record of 8 – 8 and League record of 3 – 0. The Wildcat defense held DHS to three points in the second period and only seven in the fourth period. The Wildcats were led by Chris Fui Fui with 21 points, followed by Richard Ewings 8 points. Coach Micheal Schneider said rebounding was integral, and the Wildcats had a decisive edge. Morgan Cole and Michaiah Russell each ripped down 11 boards, and Tim Dyer had 7.

In Game 2 Monday, the MLK Showcase versus Walnut High School at Los Osos High School, they lost, Wildcats 37, Walnut High School 49. Schneider said they were down as many as 20 points late in the third period. The shots weren’t falling for the ‘Cats, but defense narrowed the lead halfway through the fourth period. Chris Fui Fui had 12 points and Ramon Smith chipped in 8. Michaiah Russell added 13 rebounds.

The Overall record is now 8 – 9. The next game for the Wildcats is at home versus a competitive rival, Big Bear High School. The game is on Wednesday, January 18, at 7:30 in Wildcat Gymnasium.

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