Whitko basketball defeats Southwood

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys basketball squad beat Three Rivers Conference foe Southwood Wednesday night, 70-59.Seniors Logan Irwin and Alex Stoddard scored 19 points apiece to rally for the win in the second half.The Wildcats trailed 19-13 at the end of the first quarter and 29-21 at halftime.Whitko matched Southwood’s scoring in the third quarter at 17 with six points by Stoddard and two 3-pointers by Trey Weber.Irwin and Stoddard caught fire in the fourth quarter, combining for 16 points in the final eight minutes to pull out the win.Weber knocked down another 3-pointer and Gabe Powell also had three points in the last period.Whitko held Southwood to 13 points while scoring 22 of their own to make the final score 70-59.Weber chipped in 12 points, followed by Powell with six points. Kolton Krull and Keaton Irwin each chipped in two points.Whitko shot 14-for-20 in free throws. Southwood was 10-for-17 from the charity stripe.The Wildcats are back in action tonight at Northfield.