SOUTH WHITLEY – The Whitko boys basketball team came up just short in dropping a 58-55 final Wednesday night to Central Noble.
The host Wildcats trailed 16-11 after the opening period and 27-19 at halftime. Whitko rallied by outscoring Central Noble 23-17 in the final frame.
The duo of Nate Walpole and Cole Kessie led the way for the Wildcats. Walpole poured in 19 points and Kessie finished with 17.
River West had seven points and seven rebounds for Whitko. Tanner Gaff had six points and nine rebounds and Devon Adkins had four points and six rebounds.
Whitko drops to 0-3 with the loss. Central Noble improves to 1-2.
Whitko hosts Jimtown Thursday night. Central Noble plays at Westview Saturday night.