The Santo Wildcats fell to Chico last week, 59-67.
"It was a tough game all the way through," noted Coach Tony Smith.
Santo started strong enough, taking a 16-13 lead into the second quarter, but Chico found the basket and, by the half, had a 37-28 lead. Santo came back in the third with a narrow 13-11 scoring advantage but was unable to close the gap in the final frame.
Kyle Mercer led the Wildcats with 19 points; Cooper Barling added 16; Jordan Edwards, 11; Keith Chalker, six; Dane Edwards, five; and Sonny Chalker, two.
The Wildcats fell to 1-1 in District 11A.