The Wildcats Basketball Team’s bi-district game against Lufkin at Tyler Junior College Monday (February 24) will now start at 7:30 p.m. and will now be the second half of a doubleheader. The Wildcats are the home team. On KSST and Cable Channel 18’s Saturday Morning Coaches Show, Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta discussed Luflin. He said they are really good and he noted that the Wildcats faced the Panthers in the regional quarterfinal game at TJC last year. The Wildcats won that game, 56-44. Lufkin was actually up, 18-16 at the half. The Wildcats outscored the Panthers, 40-26 in the last two quarters to get the win. Coach Cipoletta said last year’s Lufkin team was perhaps the best defensive team the Wildcats faced last year. He said the Panthers return three key players off of last year’s team. One, a big man, was the district MVP last year, and will be one of the best post players the Wildcats have faced this year, according to Coach Cip. The second returnee is a long, lanky guard and can shoot the 3. A third is the Lufkin quarterback on the football team who also has basketball skills. Coach Cipoletta said the Panthers may not be quite as good defensively as they were last year but he said they are probably better offensively. KSST Radio will bring you Lufkin and Sulphur Springs bi-district basketball with live audio streaming from Tyler Junior College beginning at around 7:30 p.m. The game will also be videotaped for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.
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