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Page 45 text:
Coached by Frank Smith, the
Boys' Junior Varsity team compen-
sated for their lack of experience
with hustle and determination,
ending the 1972-73 season with a
Mid-Carolina was the first team
to fall prey to the Wildcats: in the
xason's opener the Rebels were
overcome by a score of 39-26.
Ricky Gosnell and Andrew Cook
led the 'Cats' attack with 13 and 9
Airports Eagles left Lexington
on the short end by a score of
38-26. Consistent shooting from
the floor provided the 'Cats' a
5 7-26 victory over conference
opponent, Saluda. Airport proved
to be too much for the Wildcats to
handle in a rematch, Lexington
succumbed to a 42-30 loss.
Top scorer Mike Taylor gained
15 points, and game captain Roger
Ezelle scored 12 in a losing effort
against Winnsboro, 69-48. Lexing-
ton bounced back with a 49-43 win
over Chapin in which Roger Ezelle
paced the 'Cats' with 16 points.
Newberry was the fourth team to
fall to Lexington: Ricky Gosnell led
the team to triumph 61-53.
lrmo subdued Lexington,
52-39, in the ninth game of the
season, dropping the Wildcats'
record to four wins and Hve losses.
However, the 'Cats' evened the
statistics to 6-6 after a devastating
win over Chapin, 65-27. Andrew
Cook and Ricky Gosnell combined
offensively to direct the attack and
ln the thirteen th game
777urmond prevailed over the Wild-
cats, 49-33,' but Lexington ended
the season with a 55-38 victory
On a fast break, Andy Davis fires a jump
shot from the baseline as his Newberry
defenders watch helplessly.
Guarded closely by two Bulldogs, Roger
Ezelle peers over their outstretched arms
in search of a teammate.
Page 44 text:
Working the ball downcourt, Roger
Ezelle passes to Wayne Shull in an
attempt for an open shot.
Boys' JV basketball team: lfront FOWI
Mike Cart, Andrew Cook, Mike Taylor,
Bobby Layman, Roger Ezelle, Philip
Bayne: l2nd rowl Ronnie Northcutt,
Andy Davis, Ricky Gosnell, Wayne
Shull, Mike Hess, Richard Hunt, Coach
In an effective move, Andrew Cook eyes
the basket, while Ricky Gasneli prepares
Page 46 text:
Following pre-game warm-ups, Miss
Newell and the opposing coach confer a
Hnal time before the tip off
Quickly searching for another teammate,
Robin Shumpert begins bringing the ball
down court to the home basket.
Although many hours were
spent in trying to 'but it together,"
the Junior Varsity Wildkittens were
heavily encumbered by
inexperience, resulting in a dis-
heartening season 's record of 2-17.
Opening with a narrow 21-23
loss to Mid-Carolina, the girls
gained much needed training and
began to discover what it was going
to take to be on the winning side of
the scoreboard The outcome of the
third and fourth games, both
victories, seemed to indicate that
perhaps Miss Newell's determined
and spirited team had grasped the
However, unable to catch the
Chapin Eagles in the dying seconds
of the game, the Lexington Girls'
short winning streak came to a
grinding halt with an 18-19 loss.
Wave after wave of ensuing
opposition proved too tough for
the young team,' the bitter taste of
defeat was constantly theirs as the
Mldkittens suffered nine consecu-
tive defeats in the remaining season.
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