Wildcats outlast Irish in Region semifinal showdown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Oak Ridge and Catholic were matched up in what promised to be a terrific game in the Region 2-AAA semifinals and it was.

The Irish kept pace with Aaron Green's team only trailing by one, 26-25 at the half. But the Wildcats would pull away down the stretch on their home court to defeat the Fighting Irish, 65-58.

The win sets up a showdown with the Bulldogs Thursday night at the Oak Ridge gym for the Region 2-AAA championship. Opening tip is set for 7pm.