Wildcats Basketball Playing in Houston Showcase
The Wildcats’ basketball team is involved in another high school basketball showcase on this game day Friday (December 21), this one far from home. The Wildcats are in Houston at the Delmar Fieldhouse in the Christmas Crossover playing Houston Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology, the #12 ranked team in Class 6A. The Tigers are 13-3 this season. The game got underway at noon. The Wildcats, ranked #8 in Class 5A, have a record of 11-6 after a Tuesday night win in Tyler over Class 6A team Tyler Lee. Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta said Sam Houston is an athletic team that will press you all over the court. Coach Cipoletta said the Wildcats need to play under control, protect the ball, limit the Tigers second chance points and make it hard for them to score. He said if the Wildcats do all of those things, they will have a chance to win. The Wildcats have two wins this season over top 25 ranked teams in Class 6A.
Lady Cats Play at Hugo, Oklahoma on Game Day Friday
The Lady Cats’ basketball team is playing Hugo, Oklahoma on the road on this game day Friday (December 21). It’s the Lady Cats last game before the Christmas break. We understand to game times have changed from the original schedule. A JV contest began at noon and the varsity game is scheduled to follow at around 1:15 p.m. in Hugo. According to Max Preps the Lady Buffaloes come into the game with a 5-1 season record. They squeezed by Paris, 41-39 on Tuesday in Paris. The Lady Cats are 14-3 for the season after they downed North Lamar, 50-27 Tuesday night. Last year the Lady Cats defeated Hugo in Sulphur Springs Gym, 37-28. Lady Cats Basketball Coach Brittney Tisdell said the Hugo, Oklahoma Lady Buffaloes are always athletic but he added athleticism does not always translate into being good at basketball.