The Wildcats’ basketball team took care of business and defeated North Lamar, 48-32 Tuesday night in Paris.
The Wildcats did not allow the Panthers to think about springing an upset as Sulphur Springs jumped out to a 17-7 first quarter lead. The Wildcats increased their lead to 29-14 at halftime. During the last two quarters, the teams basically traded baskets, Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta played all twelve of his players and nine Wildcats scored points.
Keaston Willis led the Wildcats with 11 points including three three-point baskets. Victor Iwuakor scored 9 points including a pair of dunks. The last one shook the basket vigorously and sent some of the Wildcats fans in attendance into a frenzy. Godsgift Ezedinma added 7 points including a dunk. Michael Jefferson scored 5 points including a three point basket. Coming off the bench, Xavier Cork and Ivan Clayton scored 4 points apiece. Bryson Lynn and Jeremiah Roland both hit a three-pointer and each scored 3 points. Cameron Kahn scored 2 points. Sam Asay led the Panthers with 12 points including two three-point baskets.
The Wildcats are now 9-1 for the season. Next they will play in a Longview Union Grove Chick-fil-A Tournament this Thursday through Saturday.