Wildcats Top Toppers 55-36..State Bound

From the outset the game plan was clear for Ricky Norris and his Oka Ridge Wildcats.

Get the ball to Quinche.

Quinche Dowdell, the Appalachian State signee scored early and often finishing with 22 and helping lead the Wildcats to a 55-36 drubbing of Science Hill.

Oak Ridge grabbed the lead early behind Dowdell leading only 14-11 after the first stanza.

The score would just continue to grow as the time went on.

Senior point Jared Stephens made some things go in the second half and helped the Cats pull even further ahead 39-25 after three.

Stephens, who would finish with 13, did a superb job controlling tempo and keeping Science Hill from establishing anything offensively.

The win takes the Ridgerunners to the AAA state tourney for the second time in four years.