The hometown Hope Bobcats made their return to battle on the hardwood Tuesday night following the Thanksgiving holiday break facing Class 6A Lake Hamilton Wolves on the road for their blended 5A-6A Conference schedule.

The hometown Hope Bobcats made their return to battle on the hardwood Tuesday night following the Thanksgiving holiday break facing Class 6A Lake Hamilton Wolves on the road for their blended 5A-6A Conference schedule.

The Cats provided another tough effort of competition, but the overpowering of the Wolves successfully prevailed for the home team over visiting Hope, 60-25.

The Bobcats were held under 10 double-digits in first quarter action with the Wolves posting 18 points. The Cats had a 18-8 deficit going into the second quarter action. The Bobcats posted a more productive scoring period in the second with 10 points, but the Wolves sparked for 23 points poured in the basket and surged to an 31-18 halftime advantage over Hope.

In the second half, the Cats just had difficulty to score over the height advantage of the Wolves and got outscored 19-7 for third and fourth quarters combine.

For the game, Bobcats' Jaloni Davis led scoring with 10 points for the lone hometown Cat to post in double-figures. Keith Brown followed with eight points, Jay Conway added four points and Nate Carter finished with three points.

The Bobcats will continue more road action tonight as they head to the big state of Texas to face the New Boston, Texas Lions for junior varsity and varsity boys basketball action in non-conference play.

Next Tuesday Dec. 5, the hometown Bobcats finally get to showcase to the home hoop fans their play hosting De Queen for conference action in their season home-opener at Jones Field House Gymnasium.

Then, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7-9 the Bobcats travel back to Texas to compete in the Gunslinger Tournament hosted in New Boston, Texas.