WILSON — When the Wilson Eagles and the Thackerville Wildcats met earlier this season in the Black and Gold Classic tournament, it was a close contest that went in favor of the Eagles.

WILSON — When the Wilson Eagles and the Thackerville Wildcats met earlier this season in the Black and Gold Classic tournament, it was a close contest that went in favor of the Eagles.

Monday night was the same result, but it wasn’t as close.

Wilson used a strong first quarter effort to overwhelm the Wildcats, eventually leading to a 56-41 victory at the Wilson High School Gymnasium.

The victory moves the Eagles to 6-3 on the season, and extends their recent winning streak to two games. 

Wilson opened the game with a 19-9 run, before being outscored 16-12 in the second.

Despite the setback, the Eagles still managed to lead 31-25 at the break.

However, a 12-9 third quarter kept the Eagles in front, before Wilson finished off the game with a 13-7 run in the fourth quarter.

Luke Honea led the Eagles with 16 points in the game followed by Kaden Forscythe with 15 points and Carson Fulton with 10 points.

Wilson is off until the new year when the Eagles will host Velma-Alma on Jan. 8 beginning at 8 p.m.