KILLEEN – The Temple boys basketball team dropped their district opener on Tuesday night to #17 ranked Killeen Shoemaker by a score of 70-37. The loss dropped Temple to )-1 in District 12-6A and 3-6 on the season.
Temple got a game high 9 points from Jaiden Pate and 8 from Elcid Smith as the Wildcats fell behind early and could not rally back on the Grey Wolves.
Montavian Carlysle and Lathyn Castilleja each tallied 7 points while Jaquan Head had 4 and Quintin Johnston 2.
Temple will participate in the Longview Tournament beginning on Thursday. The Wildcats will open with a pair of games on Thursday with Texas High and Longview.