Saturday afternoon, Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta announced that the #10 ranked Wildcats Regional Quarterfinal game with #1 ranked Lancaster has been set for Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Rockwall Heath.
Ever since playoff brackets were released this season, people noticed a possible Wildcats and Lancaster match up in the third round. Lancaster defeated Cleburne in bi-district, 96-32 and Texas High in Area, 84-44. The Wildcats won over Lufkin in bi-district, 78-55 and then bested Red Oak in Area, 61-38.
The winner of the Regional Quarterfinal game will advance to the Regional Tournament at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on March 6-7.
The two teams were expected to meet in the Regional Tournament final game one year ago. After the Wildcats defeated Highland Park to get into the finals, the Tigers were shocked by Frisco Lone Star in a semifinal game. The Wildcats defeated Lone Star to qualify for the State Tournament in San Antonio.