But the Hilltoppers responded with a free throw by Will Adams and a steal by C.J. Good that led to a layup by Reed Hayestrimming the margin to 46-44 with 1:00 minute left.
We didnt do a good job of executing what we drew up down the stretch, said WC coach Troy Bond. We didnt make good decisions late and that hurt us.
Youve got to give Science Hill credit. They made a lot of big shots and they do a lot of trapping and pressing -- and we showed some panic there late.
On the next Wildcat possession, Marc Aples blocked a shot and Good drilled a 3-pointer off the break to give Science Hiil the lead at 47-46 with 00:43 remaining.
Wilson Central (26-7) was led by Jacob Williams with 19 points and 14 from Oldham. Tyler Soffiantino added seven, Conner Brandon four and Jon Rosshirt two.
The Wildcats finished 20-of-45 from the field (44 percent), but 0-for-5 on 3-point attempts and 6-of-8 at the line (75 percent).
Seven Hilltoppers broke into the scoring column, led by Adams with 16 and Good with 13. Good hit three 3-pointers in five attempts.
Science Hill wound up 19-of-34 from the field (56 percent); 6-of-15 on 3-point tries (40 percent) and 7-of-12 at the line (58 percent).
WILSON CENTRAL COACH Troy Bond has been selectd to help coach the EAST Team in the annual TCAC / BCAT All-Star Game Saturday at Middle Tennessee Christian School. Tip-off will be at 11:30 a.m. Senior Dee Oldham, the all-time scoreing leader at Wilson Centralhas been named to the East team.