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Wildcats Basketball Coach Cipoletta Talks Teamwork

Wildcats Basketball Coach Delighted With the Way His Team Shared the Basketball In Big Win

Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta says he had not had a team score 100 points since he’s been Head Coach in Sulphur Springs, until Tuesday night. The Wildcats defeated Pleasant Grove, 103-52 Tuesday night at home. Coach Cipoletta’s Wildcats did score 94 points in a win over Princeton last season back in January. After the game Tuesday, Coach Cipoletta was much more interested in discussing how his team played Tuesday. He says just about everyone on his team has the ability to shoot the ball well enough to extend defenses. Coach Cipoletta says the Wildcats were hitting on all cylinders Tuesday night. He says his team loves to share the ball finding teammates who have better shots than the passes does. Coach Cipoletta says if the Wildcats keep doing that, they can really be a special team. He comments on the break out night for point guard Lamodrick Johnson, who scored 20 points. He says Johnson is very dynamic with the ball and is a nightmare to guard one on one. He says the Wildcats hit some outside shots early that caused the Hawks’ defense to spread out. Coach Cipoletta says Johnson took advantage of that to penetrate inside. He says he was pleased with the effort and results he got from bench players Ja’Tavian Hall, Caleb Alexander and Malique Cole. Coach Cipoletta also comments on senior Grayson McClure who hit 4 three pointers Tuesday night. He says McClure went 0 for 6 during the Decatur game last Saturday. He says he was pleased when McClure’s first three point shot went in Tuesday. McClure seemed to get into a special zone in a third quarter stretch when he hit three three-pointers. The 2-0 Wildcats, ranked #5 in Class 5A, play Byron Nelson Tuesday in Trophy Club, located 20 miles north of Fort Worth near Denton.

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Author: Chad Young

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