And just like that, it was over.
The Wildcats led for all but 2:55 of the game. They were ahead by as much as 10 points. They were patient most of the night. They scratched. They clawed. This was a game the Cats wanted to win so badly.
In what was shaping into a potentially historic run, it was a game nobody in Henry County wanted to miss. The crowds started to flood the doors just after 5 p.m., and by the 6:30 tip-off time it was jam-packed. And everyone got what they came for — a good game — even if it didn’t go in Henry’s favor.