As the Wildcats and Lady Cats’ basketball teams had a bye Friday (February 2), games affecting them were being played by Texas High and Mount Pleasant.
The Mount Pleasant Tigers defeated Texas High, 77-50 in Mount Pleasant Friday night. Mount Pleasant and the Wildcats both have only one district loss so they remain tied in the loss column. The two teams meet Tuesday night in Sulphur Springs with first place on the line. The Wildcats won at Mount Pleasant, 57-54 back on January 12.
Meanwhile, the Texas High Lady Tigers held on for dear life down the stretch to eke by Mount Pleasant, 53-49 Friday night in Texarkana. The Lady Cats and Texas High remain tied in the loss column with one loss apiece. The Mount Pleasant defeat assures that the Lady Cats and Texas High will finish either first or second in district but no worse. Tuesday night the Lady Cats conclude district play with a big game at Mount Pleasant. The Lady Cats topped Mount Pleasant, 68-33 in Sulphur Springs back on January 12. Texas High also concludes district play Tuesday night at Greenville.