KALIDA — Kalida rallied in the fourth quarter Wednesday night to defeat Lima Central Catholic 49-41 in non-league action.

The Wildcats trailed 31-30 going into the final quarter before outscoring the T-Birds 19-10 in the final quarter for the win.

LCC held the lead much of the contest as they were up 14-12 after one quarter and 26-20 at halftime. A 10-5 scoring run by Kalida in the third quarter left them down a point heading to the fourth quarter.

Luke Erhart paced the Wildcats with 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Trevor Lambert added 13 points. Owen Recker grabbed 11 rebounds for Kalida and GAbe Hovest had nine points and four steals.

Rossy Moore paced the T-Birds with 10 points and six rebounds.

The taller Wildcats outrebounded LCC 36-19 in the contest. LCC hit only 8-of-17 free throw attempts in the game, while Kalida was 19-of-26 at the line.

Kalida also won the junior varsity game.