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Lady Cats Basketball Falls to Liberty Eylau at Home, 66-24

The women’s basketball team fought all game long but could not keep up with a proficient scoring attack in Liberty Eylau, falling 63-24 to the Lady Leopards on Tuesday, Nov. 23. 

“I liked the way we shot at the end better,” Coach Erica Delley, the women’s basketball coach said.

The Lady Cats coach said she tells her team no matter what the score may be, they always have to fight.

Three L.E. athletes finished in double figures and four more finished with nine and under. 

Sulphur Sprints kept it close early, trailing 13-5 after the first quarter, but when the Lady Leopards took it up a notch, the Lady Cats fell behind in a big way 27-7. Coach Erica Delley’s squad would go on to fall to Liberty Eylau at home, 66-24. 

While it was another tough loss for the women’s basketball team, there were some positives to take away from Tuesday’s loss. 

Coach Delley said she liked the fight that her team demonstrated near the conclusion of the loss versus Liberty Eylau.

The loss drops the Lady Cats basketball team’s season record to 0-9. 

Next up, Coach Delley’s team will have the rest of the Thanksgiving week off before resuming action next Tuesday. That could be just what this team needs, one that has dealt with issues having players suit up for the team. 

Another thing that has hurt the women’s basketball team has been shifting the ideology to “next man up,” a popular mantra among sports teams. Coach Delley said some of her athletes have seen very little varsity game-time, so this next month ramping up to district play is all about developing a chemistry for the athletes that can compete for the Lady Cats.

“We’re gonna be fine,” the Sulphur Springs coach said. “We’re gonna get healthy, and we’ll keep progressing and be ready by district time,” Coach Delley said.

Sulphur Springs will be back on the road Tuesday, Nov. 30 when they travel to Canton to take on the Lady Eagles at 6:30 P.M. 

The junior varsity will get the action going Tuesday at 5 P.M. followed by the varsity. 

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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