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Game Day: Lady Cats Host Princeton; Wildcats at Jesuit at 6 p.m.

Lady Cats Game Day Friday at Home Versus Princeton

The Lady Cats’ basketball team, 12-3 for the season so far, should be challenged Friday evening (December 14) in Wildcats Gym as they play Princeton. There will be a JV contest at 5 p.m. with the varsity game to follow at around 6:15 p.m. The Lady Panthers are 8-6 for the season so far. They have played a challenging schedule including games against Dallas Lincoln and Martin’s Mill. The Lady Panthers have played three common opponents with the Lady Cats: Winnsboro, Terrell and Paris. The Lady Cats defeated Winnsboro twice at the Winnsboro Hoopfest and also downed Paris and Terrell at home. Princeton lost to Winnsboro early in the season but they have wins over Terrell and Paris.

Princeton comes in with a five game winning streak including at solid win over Greenville. Lady Cats Basketball Coach Brittney Tisdell says Princeton is a good team. She adds the Lady Panthers have played good people. Coach Tisdell says Princeton is a very disciplined team. She expects a very different game from the contest Tuesday evening against Idabel, Oklahoma. Coach Tisdell says the Lady Cats will have to make adjustments and change some things against the Lady Panthers. She says Princeton will provide a challenge for the Lady Cats.

The Lady Cats and Lady Panthers of Princeton game will come you way live on KSST radio and via video streaming beginning at around 6:15 p.m. See the video streaming link at The game will also be videotaped for replay later on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.

Wildcats Game Day Friday at Jesuit of Dallas

The Wildcats’ basketball team continues a challenging week Friday (December 14) as they again face a highly ranked Class 6A power on their court. The Wildcats, ranked #8 in Class 5A, visit Jesuit of Dallas, ranked #6 in Class 6A. The Rangers have a season record of 12-1. Tuesday night they lost their first game of the season to Mansfield Timberview, 68-66 on the road in overtime. Timberview is ranked #1 in Class 5A. The Wildcats have a 10-5 season record after losing at Denton Guyer, 77-60 Tuesday night in Denton. Guyer is #1 ranked in Class 6A.

For those going to the game at Jesuit in Dallas Friday, the schedule has changed. The Wildcats’ freshmen will be playing in the Jesuit Auxiliary Gym at 5:30 p.m. The Wildcats’ varsity plays beginning at 6 p.m. in the Jesuit Main Gym. The Wildcats JV plays Jesuit JV beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Jesuit Main Gym.

Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta says Jesuit of Dallas is really good. He says they are really well coached and have some very talented guys. Coach Cipoletta says the Rangers have a big kid inside who has been offered by everybody and may be the best low post the Wildcats have seen all year and may be perhaps the best in the state. He says Jesuit has a point guard who has signed with Oral Roberts and who can really play and can really fill it up from outside. Coach Cipoletta says they also have several other good shooters to go with him. He says the Rangers provide some tough match ups. Coach Cipoletta says the Wildcats have a size advantage and he hopes they can hurt Jesuit on the glass, take advantage of their size mismatch and make it game. Last year Jesuit defeated the Wildcats, 87-76 in an Allen tournament in late December.  

Author: Staff Reporter

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