The Wildcats’ basketball team opened play in the three-day In-N-Out Burger Allen Holiday Invitational Tournament with an afternoon game Thursday (December 28) with a 68-44 win over the Cardinals of John Paul II of Plano. The Wildcats next game is 8:30 p.m. Thursday night against the winner of the Burgees and Naaman Forest game. The tournament features a number of ranked teams in both Class 5A and Class 6A.
Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta said it is excellent for the Wildcats to play high caliber teams that make them work harder. He said the tough games would provide experience to learn and grow from. Coach Cipoletta said he would love to win the tournament but he stressed that he just wants for the team to get better.
The team has already taken on seven Class 6A teams this season beating them all except #6 state ranked South Garland. Even in that game, the score was tied with just minutes left in the game.
The Wildcats enter the tournament with a season record of 16-1. They are ranked #11 in Class 5A.