EVART -- Jared Pattee is back in the Evart lineup from injury and the Wildcats are looking for their junior standout to play a key role in upcoming games. The Wildcats lost to Lake City in recent action 59-45 before coming back to beat Manton laast week. \u201cI thought we played hard,\u201d Pattee said. \u201cIt didn\u2019t help not playing (since Christmas break).\u201d Lake City is 5-0. \u201cThey\u2019re a pretty good team,\u201d Pattee said. \u201cThey showed that tonight.\u201d Boxing out and getting rebounds will be critical in upcoming games for Evart, Pattee indicated. His injured left ankle kept Pattee out of some games. \u201cThe ankle\u2019s still bothering me a little bit,\u201d he said. \u201cI hope to be 100%. It\u2019s pretty good right now but is still a a little achy.\u201d Patte, a junior, was brought up as a sophomore midway during the 2011-12 season and made an immediate impact. \u201cI\u2019m there to set people up to score,\u201d he said, adding that he\u2019s focusing on improving defensively. The Wildcats are looking to get back in the Highland Conference race after getting off to a 1-4 start. \u201cBoxing out, turnovers and playing better defense\u201d are the keys for success in upcoming games, Pattee indicated.