MADILL — A classic children’s tale around the holiday’s is Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

MADILL — A classic children’s tale around the holiday’s is Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” 

Tuesday night, the Davis Wolves decided to write their own holiday story, which involved stealing a road victory away from the Madill Wildcats.

Down by double-digits for the majority of the second half, the Wolves managed to escape Wildcat Fieldhouse with a dramatic 57-56 victory, thanks in part to a furious fourth quarter comeback.

Davis was paced by Oren Bishop with 18 points, with Jett Martin adding 17 points.

“I’m always proud of these kids,” Davis coach Jeff Brown said. “That’s just the way they do things at Davis, they always play until the very end no matter the sport. Jett (Martin) is just a sophomore and scored really well for us out there. Oren (Bishop) has struggled a little scoring wise, so it was big to see him have a performance like this tonight.”

“Our defense in the second half was really good,” Brown said. “I thought Noah Goodin was right at the heart of that. He played really well out there tonight for us.”

Despite multiple ties in the first quarter, it was the Wildcats who grabbed the lead at the 5:01 mark, eventually building a 19-13 advantage going into the second.

Davis managed to get within two points at the 6:36 mark before halftime at 19-17, but Madill instead turned it into an eight point lead at the break, 35-27.

Throughout the third quarter, the Wildcats kept the Wolves at bay, leading by as many as 12 points at one time.

However, when the horn sounded ending the third quarter, Davis found itself down 46-36, with plenty of momentum on its side.

Slowly but surely throughout the fourth quarter, the Wolves began chipping away at the Wildcats advantage.

Eventually with less than two minutes to go, Davis took its first and only lead of the night at 51-50.

The Wolves led by as many as four points down the stretch, and managed to survive a late desperation three-point attempt at the buzzer to move to 2-5 on the year, snapping a five-game losing streak.

Madill meanwhile dropped to 2-4 with the loss.

Devin Gregg added 12 points for the Wolves.

Madill was led by Asa Robertson with 24 points to lead all scorers on the night, Seth Coleman added 10 points for the Wildcats.

Madill will be back in action at the Byng Winter Classic on Jan. 4, while the Wolves will travel to Plainview on Jan. 2.