On Dec. 1 the Wildcats handled the Exeter Tigers (1-2) 53-41.
The Tigers grabbed an early 7-4 lead. However, Verona closed out the period with a 9-2 run keyed by Dalton Miller's 3-point play to lead 13-9.
The Wildcats outscored the Tigers 14-12 in the second period to lead 27-21 at halftime.
"Defensively, we played well," said Verona coach Brad Stewart. "We need to finish shots around the basket, but it was a good night."
The Tigers tried to make a run in the third quarter and trimmed the Wildcats' lead to three points (30-27) with 4:15 left in the frame, but a Seth Losack layup gave Verona a five-point cushion it would never relinquish.
Cody Musick sank a short jump shot as time expired to lift the Wildcats to a 40-33 lead after three quarters of play.
Verona opened the final period with an 8-0 run to erase any thoughts of an Exeter comeback, and outscored the Tigers 13-8 in the quarter.
Exeter scoring leaders: Austin Johnson, 15 points; Kong Lee, 12; Blake Walker, 7; Colten Stringer, 4; Terry Cook, 2; and Ty Pendergraft, 1.
Verona scoring leaders: Losack, 17; Ascencion Estrada and Miller, 10 apiece; Tomas Estrada, 6; Brent Downs and Musick, 4 each; and Austin Dawson and Justin Smith, 2 each.
On Nov. 30 Verona defeated East Newton 59-39 in the second round of the Pierce City Invitational.
The Patriots jumped out to a 10-6 lead in the first period.
Verona rebounded, outscoring East Newton 13-2 in the second quarter to lead 19-2 at halftime.
The Wildcats continued the pressure in the third frame outpacing the Patriots 20-11 and winning the fourth quarter 20-16.
Bryce Zimmerman led East Newton in scoring with 20 points and Sam Swartz added 7.
Ascencion Estrada paced the Wildcats with 28 points, including seven 3-pointers. Losack added 12 points. Tomas Estrada chipped in 9 points. Miller tallied 6 points. Dre Sitton and Seth Hilton finished with 2 points each.
The Wildcats host Exeter on Dec. 4. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.