The Watson Chapel Wildcats lost to the Sheridan Yellowjackets on Tuesday night by a score of 61-36.

Markevion Harris and Kaleb Hill scored on the first two possessions to give the Wildcats a 4-0 lead to start the game.

Sheridan trailed 7-4 midway through the first quarter, but Tyler Cacciatori scored seven points to help the Yellowjackets spark a 9-1 run to take a 13-8 lead at the end of the opening quarter.

After a pair of free throws from Watson Chapel, Sheridan scored the next eight points to extend their lead to 21-10.

The Wildcats continued to keep it close with Berkarion Black scoring four straight points, but the Yellowjackets would end the half holding a 28-16 lead.

In the beginning of the third quarter, Cacciatori scored the first four points, and Tyler Cleveland added two more points for Sheridan to take a 34-16 lead.

The Yellowjackets continued to put points on the board, and after outscoring Watson Chapel 18-8 in the third quarter, they held a 48-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Sheridan's free throw due to the double bonus put them ahead and gave the reserves some playing time on their way to victory over the Wildcats.

Cacciatori led the way for the Yellowjackets with 25 points, and Cleveland followed with 17 points.

For the Wildcats, Harris had eight points, and Kavon Mitchell added 7 points.

GIRLS

The Watson Chapel Lady Wildcats defeated the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets on Tuesday night by a score of 44-37.

The Lady Wildcats jumped out to an 8-5 start after Jerica Bell and Taylor Whitted both netted a pair of baskets.

Sheridan came within one point after a layup from Diamond Morris, but Bell and Jhakiyah Boston both added a basket, and Wyvette Mayberry nailed a triple for the Lady Wildcats to end the quarter with a 14-7 lead.

In the second quarter, Boston made a mid-range jumper for Watson Chapel. Sarah Moore would hit back-to-back triples and later down the stretch Morris added a three-pointer also for the Lady Yellowjackets to cut the lead to 18-16.

However, the Lady Wildcats would score five straight points to take a 23-16 lead into halftime.

Watson Chapel would start the third quarter on a 9-4 run, but Moore would later make two triples for Sheridan to keep the game close.

The Lady Wildcats held a 31-26 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter before Bell and Boston scored a basket to extend the lead.

Moore later hit another triple for Sheridan, and Morris nailed four free throws for the Lady Yellowjackets to come as close as 38-34 against the Wildcats.

On the next possession, Mayberry hit a three-pointer for Watson Chapel, but Sheridan would answer back on the following possession with a three-pointer by Moore.

The Lady Wildcats would make some clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the win and remain undefeated in conference play.

Sheridan was led in scoring by Morris and Moore, who both scored 14 points.

For Watson Chapel, Mayberry led the way with 15 points, and Bell followed with 12 points.