Whitefield Academy left no doubt Wednesday night they have their sights clearly set on extending their season for three more games. Before a full house the Wolfpack basketball team in the second round of the state tournament trounced the Knights from Saint Francis High School 72 to 30. The first half was a hotly contested round as the both teams battled back and forth before the Pack pulled ahead in the last two minutes to take a 10-point lead into the locker with Kenny Gaines hitting a three at the buzzer.
As close as the first half was, the second half was a Wolfpack rout. Coach Tyrone Johnson stated that "anybody who saw that game knows the first half did not represent what we are capable of. The second half was as good a half as we have ever played. I know that is a bold statement considering the great teams we have had in the past." Gaines led all scores with 37 points and 10 rebounds.
In looking ahead Coach Johnson feels the Wolpack "are capable of much and I expect us to do much more. Anything less than glorifying God with our best is unacceptable. We will be ready."
The Wolfpack had a special fan in the crowd Wednesday. Whitefield kindergartner Nathan Jones was a regular attendee at the team's games this season. Johnson remarked that Jones his family drove twice to Eagles Landing in the rain to cheer for the Wolfpack in the region tournament.
Whitefield meets Saint Thomas Aquinas at Marietta High School Saturday, March 3 at 8:30p.m.
-Courtesy of Whitefield Academy Athletic Department