Wildcats and Lady Cats’ basketball teams resume district play on this Tuesday (January 2) game day. Marshall is the opponent for both teams.
The Wildcats will be traveling to Marshall. The freshmen team begins play Tuesday at 5 p.m. A JV game will follow at around 6:15 p.m. The varsity contest starts at around 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats, now ranked #8 in Class 5A, are 1-0 in district play with a home win over Pine Tree back on December 19. Since then the Wildcats won two and lost two in a very tough In-N-Out Burger Allen Holiday Invitational Tournament. The Wildcats two losses were to Class 6A ranked teams, Cibolo Steele and Jesuit Dallas. The Wildcats topped John Paul II and El Paso Burges, the #9 ranked team in Class 5A. The Wildcats have a season record of 18-3. All three losses have been to ranked Class 6A teams. The Mavericks are 0-1 in district play. In December, they lost at Texas High.
The Lady Cats’ basketball team, still ranked #9 in Class 5A, will play Marshall at home on this Tuesday game day. The Lady Cats are 3-0 in district play with a home win over Greenville and road wins at Hallsville and Pine Tree. There are just two games Tuesday for the Lady Cats. There will be a JV contest at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity game to follow at 7 p.m. That’s a new start time. It’s thirty minutes earlier than the original scheduled time. Again it’s 7 p.m. for the Lady Cats’ varsity start time on this Tuesday game day. The Lady Cats get back to district play after two wins and a loss in an Idabel, Oklahoma holiday tournament. The Lady Cats beat Arkansas High, defeated an Idabel team that beat them earlier this season and lost to a very good Choctaw Central team from Philadelphia, Mississippi. The Lady Cats are 17-3 for the season. Last year the Lady Cats overwhelmed the Marshall Lady Mavs , 101-26. We will bring you the Lady Cats and the Lady Mavs live on KSST Radio from Wildcats Gym beginning at around 7 p.m. We will also videotape the game for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.