The Enterprise Wildcats (11-4) traveled to north Alabama last week to compete in the 39th Annual Huntsville City Classic at Huntsville High School.
Enterprise wrapped up the tournament with a 2-2 record with wins over Madison Academy and Anniston and losses to James Clemens and Buckhorn. Class 7A No. 7 Enterprise drew No. 2-ranked James Clemens on Dec. 27 in the opening round in a game that marked the only Top 10 matchup in the first round.
While Enterprise held on to a 33-29 lead going into the final period, James Clemons outscored the Wildcats 20-15 to earn the one-point 49-48 win and advance in the gold bracket of the tournament. Free throw shooting hampered Enterprise in the loss as the Cats only knocked down 9-of-21 attempts and James Clemons converted 18-of-28 free throws.
Senior Quentin Hayes led Enterprise with 13 points and four rebounds, while fellow senior Elijah Terry added 11 points and nine rebounds. Senior Tomar Hobdy added eight points and eight rebounds.
In the consolation bracket, Enterprise rebounded to knock off Madison Academy 62-39 on Dec. 28. The Cats shot 49 percent from the field and forced 22 turnovers, while also outrebounding Madison Academy 30-27.
Hayes had a big night scoring 20 points and grabbing four rebounds, while Terry scored 16 points and dished four assists with five steals. Tre Kemmerlin added nine points in the win, as well.
Later in the day, Enterprise also bested Anniston 72-43 in dominating fashion to move to the fifth place game.
Against Anniston, the Wildcats outrebounded their opponents 46-32 and forced 17 turnovers. Sophomore Keion Dunlap led Enterprise with 16 points, while Hayes scored 14 points along with dishing three assists. Terry also scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds with three assists and four steals.
In the fifth place game, Enterprise dropped a defensive slugfest to Buckhorn 39-26 on Dec. 29. Enterprise shot a season-low 21 percent from the field in the loss and hit just 1-of-22 three-point attempts. Terry led Enterprise with eight points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Eric Winters grabbed six rebounds.