BRAWLEY – The Calipatria Hornets came to Brawley and took the words on their fan’s T-shirts to heart, “The Swarm was in the House.”
A scrappy Wildcat team didn’t have enough fight to keep from losing 40-59 to the Hornet team in a non-league game.
Calipat scored first and the ‘Cats were slow to get on the boards.
Both teams missed shots and rebounds. The score was close at the end of the first quarter- Calipat 11, Brawley 10.
Missed opportunities plagued both teams for the remainder of the first half. Calipat continued to lead 24-17.
By the end of the third quarter, the Hornets pulled ahead and kept the lead to the end.
Kyle Keldsen tried to keep the ‘Cats in the game with his 3 point shooting.
The game ended with a win for the Hornets.
Keldsen was the high point shooter for Brawley with 14 pts. Kennan Ellison led the Hornets with 18 pts.
Brawley Girls beat the Lady Hornets 60-7. Both Varsity Wildcat teams will be at Southwest Tuesday for a League game. The girls will play first at 5:30. Regular season play ends Thursday.