On this Thursday game day, the #17 ranked 5A Wildcats Basketball Team opens play in the prestigious Whataburger Tournament against Harris County Atascocita at 7 p.m. at Mansfield Legacy High School.
Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta says the tournament is by invitation only and features some of the finest teams in Texas. In the field of 16, ten of the teams are ranked in the top 25 in either Class 6A or Class 5A. Coach Cipoletta says some people consider the Whataburger even better than the State Tournament because at State there can only be one top team per region.
The Wildcats will certainly have their hands full Thursday night against Atascocita, ranked #5 in Class 6A. Coach Cipoletta says the Eagles are fast and athletic and will press the Wildcats all over the court. He says they have a great tradition of excellence. Coach Cipoletta says one of their former athletes, Carson Edwards, played in college at Purdue and now plays for the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
The tournament will continue through Saturday.