Boys basketball: Wildcats hoping to pick it up in district
By TODD HVEEM
The defending District 15-5A-champion Cy Woods Wildcats entered conference play with an uncharacteristic two-game losing streak. But Chris Draudt knows those things are possible when a team plays in quality basketball tournaments.
There are some great teams in this tournament,'' said Draudt, who watched his team lose to Oak Ridge 47-44 and Klein 34-33 in the Conroe Christmas Classic.
Oak Ridge can really shoot the ball,'' he added. We got off to a slow start and they hit three 3-pointers in a row. We were playing from behind the rest of the game.''
Klein is known for its defense.
Klein has a lot of big bodies and they make you work,'' Draudt said. They have a good team, too.''
Cy Woods, which finished non-district play 11-4, played the Conroe tournament without 6-foot-4 post Carter Nash, who is averaging 12 points per contest.
Carter is one of our leading scorers,'' Draudt said. And, since we don't spread the scoring around as much this year, he is a big loss. But we will do the best we can.''
Cy Woods will travel to meet Cy Springs at 7 p.m. Friday. The Wildcats opened conference play against Cy Falls earlier in the week.
Cy Woods beat Cy Falls 67-58 in the Cy-Fair Invitational tournament.
We are ready to get going (in district),'' Draudt said. We have a lot of improving to do, but we just have to do the stuff we do best and go with it.''
Andre Adams leads the club with an average of 16 points per game. Calvin Thomas and Demarco Richardson also are averaging 12 and 11 points per contest, respectively.
Andre Adams is as good as anybody in the city,'' Draudt said. He has been terrific for us this year.''
Adams is being looked at by Santa Clara and Wichita State, Draudt said.
Last year, he played a little different role for us,'' Draudt said. This year, he is the guy out there. He makes everything tick. I am just glad he is in our team.''