At times in Friday night’s game, the challenge wasn’t how to beat the Wildcats, but how to keep from beating themselves.
Carroll thoroughly manhandled the visiting Carlisle Wildcats in a Raccoon River Conference game held on Friday night. By virtue of a 69-27 victory the Tigers were able to improve to 9-0 this season.
Not only did Friday night’s win give Carroll its ninth-consecutive victory, it moved the Tigers to 8-0 in conference play. They have one more conference game remaining on their schedule before they start the second round of conference competition. In the second round of conference competition, the Tigers will have four home games (they played five home games in the first half of the conference schedule).
The win for the Tigers on Friday started early as the Tigers showed that they were able to score, which they did in a hurry.
Carlisle’s fate on Friday night wasn’t quite the same.
While Carroll was busy racking up 20 points in the first eight minutes, the Wildcats were limited to just eight points in the opening eight minutes.
The rest of the game would feature similar offensive progress for the Tigers, while they also took care of business on the defensive side of things.
Carroll would score 29 points in the second and third quarters combined. Meanwhile, the Wildcats were held to just 13 points overall.
The Tigers were able to match their opening quarter with 20 more points in the final frame. Carlisle, meanwhile, had just six points in the final eight minutes.
Senior Colby Christensen led the Tiger scoring effort with 15 points. He added four assists, two steals and two rebounds.
Kaleb Booth added 13 points with two assists and a pair of rebounds. Kelin Jones finished with nine points, two assists, a block and a trio of rebounds. Treyton Goins added six points with four steals, three assists, a block and a rebound. Logan Fricke added nine points and five rebounds.
Nick Macke had two points. Tory Feldman had three points, matching Jack Troutman and Ethan Lengeling.
Zach Drikx had four points. Gus Collison had two points. Caden Kock finished with three rebounds and two assists. Emmanuel Jioklow had two rebounds.