POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:07pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:50pm
Whitehouse — The game started late.
It started nearly an hour late because other games went long.
It was worth the wait for Whitehouse.
The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and held on to beat John Tyler Tuesday night, 68-60.
Whitehouse thrilled the home town crowd by taking an 18-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
John Tyler rallied to tie it, 44-44, at the end of the third quarter.
The House pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Patrick Mahomes led the Cats with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Teammate Jake Parker added 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Keaunte Hunter led John Tyler with 14 points. Isaac Warren added 12. Rodney Bendy finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.