The Livingston Academy Wildcats currently sit in fifth place in District 8AA with a 6-7 record.
They play at Cannon County tonight against the team that sits in fourth-place by a single game, and a Wildcat win means a tie for fourth. Moreso, it would mean a coin-flip for the tie-breaker, and the winner of that would receive a first-round bye in the district tournament.
Livingston is getting hot at the right time, as they’d won four games in a row before their 63-53 loss against York Institute on Tuesday. Matthew Sells scored a game-high 33 points, and had one of the best individual quarters of the season with his 16-point first against the Dragons.
To say he would be a key to the Wildcats’ success would be a massive understatement, as he’s been their leading scorer all year. The only factor bigger than him is whether or not Livingston can find a steady second-option behind him for points. Lately, it’s been starting center Nick Choate, but Will McDonald will be important as well.
Choate scored 14 points in the first meeting between these two teams, a 60-54 Cannon County win. McDonald was solid in that one as well, as he scored 13 points.
If they get similar production with the game tonight being at home, LA might find themselves with a first-round bye on their hands.