Lady Cats Basketball
The start of the regular season will be delayed one day for the Lady Cat’s basketball team. Their planned season opener at Winnsboro Friday night has been canceled due to a scheduling mix up. The Lady Cats are now scheduled to open the regular season Saturday against Emory Rains. There is also a change for that game. The site has been moved from Sulphur Springs to Emory Rains. Times of the games remain the same as the Lady Cats Gold and Blue teams will play at 10 a.m. and approximately 11 a.m. The varsity game is scheduled to start at around 12:30 p.m. Lady Cats Coach Jeff Chapman said the site change was made after he had a hard time getting a clock operator and bookkeeper for the scorer’s table for Saturday. Saturday is Veteran’s Day with lots of activities taking place in town.
Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta feels his team may have learned a valuable lesson at a good time Tuesday. He says his team came out with a lack of focus and energy in a scrimmage at Mesquite Poteet Tuesday evening. Despite that, the Wildcats were ahead most of the game. Coach Cipoletta said a lack of urgency down the stretch cost his team a victory. The Wildcats were outscored 21-2 in the fourth quarter and two Mesquite Poteet free throws right before the buzzer gave the Pirates the win. Coach Cipoletta is glad the lesson was learned during a scrimmage rather than a regular season game or district game. He feels his team got the message because their practice the next day was their best of the season. Coach Cipoletta believes his team will be ready to play Saturday in their season opener at the Cowtown Showdown in North Crowley at 12:30 p.m. They better be. Their opponent is Arlington Bowie, a Class 6A team that is state ranked in the top 25. Coach Cipoletta says they have two really good players. He says Bowie seems to go deep in the playoffs every year and he expects them to be highly competitive. Coach Cipoletta says his main focus is on the Wildcats and getting them better.