The Wildcats and Lady Cats Basketball Teams face rival Mount Pleasant in district games and the Lady Cats Soccer Team has a non-district match at home against Princeton on this Tuesday game day.
The Wildcats take on Mount Pleasant in the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School. It is always perhaps the most eagerly anticipated basketball game of the year locally. The schedule calls for a freshman contest at 5 p.m. The JV’s play starting at around 6:15 p.m. The varsity contest is scheduled to get underway at around 8 p.m. The Wildcats will be hoping to bounce back after a heartbreaking loss at home Saturday to Longview on a buzzer beating three point basket. The Wildcats come in 3-1 in district play and 10-7 for the season. Mount Pleasant, the favorite to win the district championship by most of the so called experts, are perfect this season. They are 4-0 in district play and 15-0 for the season. The Tigers are ranked #14 in Class 5A in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Poll. KSST Radio will bring you the Wildcats and Tigers at 8 p.m. with streaming video and audio. The game will be videotaped for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.
Meanwhile the Lady Cats will travel to Mount Pleasant for their second game this season with the Lady Tigers. The schedule calls for a JV game at 5 p.m. with the varsity game to follow at around 6:15 p.m. The Lady Cats go into a tough place to play on a good roll. They have won their last 4 games including two district games. The Lady Cats ended the first half of district play Saturday with a 49-26 win at Longview that improved their district record to 4-2 and their season mark to10-6. When the two teams began district play back on December 11 in Sulphur Springs, the Lady Cats tamed the Lady Tigers, 41-36.
The Lady Cats Soccer Team continues non-district play with a home contest against Princeton at Gerald Prim Stadium Tuesday night. There will be a JV match at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Panthers and Lady Cats’ varsities play at 7:15 p.m. About one year ago, at The Prim, the Lady Cats had a 3-0 lead on the Lady Panthers with about 30 minutes to go before the Lady Panthers staged a rally to get a 4-3 win. The Lady Cats come in with a season record of 2-2-1. In their latest game, the Lady Cats defeated Tyler Chapel Hill, 5-1 this past Saturday in a Kilgore tournament.