The Sweetwater High School Wildcat basketball teams traveled to
Evensville in hopes of avenging earlier losses to the Golden Eagle clubs of Rhea County High School
(RCHS), but with senior night and alumni festivities on the slate for the RCHS teams on Tuesday
night, the home team didn’t disappoint and swept the visitors.
Just like their meeting in
November, the Lady Eagles again turned back the Lady Wildcats rather handedly, winning 44-13 this
time but the Wildcats forced the Eagles to win at the free throw line with 1.7 seconds left, when
Rhea’s Nick McWherter hit two clutch freebies to go ahead by one and eventually win 60-59 after a
last ditch effort from Sweetwater’s Seth Battle missed from half court.
For the complete
story, pick up a copy of the Sunday edition of The Herald-News.