KING — The West Stokes Wildcats were victorious over the Surry Central Golden Eagles, but the win did not come without a tough fight, said Golden Eagles Head Coach Ken Eiswald.
West Stokes won the ballgame by a score of 49-45 on their home turf on Tuesday.
Eiswald said the game was “probably the toughest” that the Golden Eagles had played all year. He said the team got down by as much as 13 points but fought its way back to get a lead in the fourth quarter.
The coach said, “The kids showed tremendous character and battled all the way through, they never gave up and they almost pulled an upset.”
Eiswald said if the team continues to play as hard as it did against the Wildcats, then he expects good things to continue to happen throughout the rest of the season. The Golden Eagles are scheduled to host the Mount Airy Bears on Friday.
Eiswald said, “When you put forward your best effort, that is all you can do.” Some of the buckets did not fall the Golden Eagles’ way in the fight against the Wildcats, but Eiswald said that he was proud of the team.
Zach Wilmoth led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 15 points, and Luke Haymore sank the second highest amount with 13 points. Colby Chilton put in eight points, Simeon Bracken scored seven and Brett Mosley scored two.
Wildcat Josh Spainhour was the game-high scorer with 17 points. Other leading Wildcat scorers were Alston Furr 13, Reid Goodson 11, Grayson Cobb six, and Keshawn Rawleigh two.