The boys' varsity basketball team traveled up 91 North to face-off with the Williston Northampton Wildcats on Wednesday. Right from the get go, the Pelicans played inspired basketball; led by captain Richie Conway who had 25 points on the night. Richie's hot shooting in the first half helped keep the game the visitors control, but pesky defense and opportunistic offense on the part of the Wildcats had the Loomis lead at just six going into the intermission.
In the second half, Loomis would pull away with the hot hands of Patrick Dickert and Dan Trompeter. Pat had 21 points on the night, while Dan contributed 8 but more importantly made multiple hustle plays that resulted in buckets. Up 15 with four minutes to go, Loomis looked like they would cruise to victory. But credit to the Wildcats, as they fought back and cut the lead to just 3 with under three to play. Much to the delight of the coaching staff, Loomis handled the adversity and broke the pressure for easy baskets and went on to win 74-62.
The win improves Loomis' record to 10-8 with an important tilt against Taft School on Saturday. Game time is 4pm in Watertown.