The men’s basketball team hosted Marshall for their district opener, routing the Mavericks 75-48 on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Sulphur Springs scored early and often, putting up 15+ points on Marshall in all four quarters.
The Wildcats trailed 6-0 early, but the offense exploded from there. Coach Shaver’s squad outscored the Mavericks 22-10 (3-10, 0-1 district) in the first quarter.
The men’s basketball team put the game away in the second as they took a huge 20 point lead going in to the half 38-18.
From there it was garbage time as even though Marshall outscored the Wildcats 30-27, the game was already out of reach for the Mavericks as Sulphur Springs won their district opener 75-48 at home.
Branson Lynn led the way in scoring at 19. Next up in points for the the men’s basketball team was Parker Whisenhunt with 10. Two Wildcats, Caleb Alexander and Malachi Myles both got eight against Marshall.
Kordrick Turner scored seven, all in the first half, and Justin Haire and Cason Arrington had six against the Mavericks.
Jackson Darrow and Jaquon Jones got five and Korderrian “Bull” Turner rounded out scoring with a free throw in the fourth.
The win gives the Wildcats a 15-5 record (1-0 district).
Coach Shaver’s squad takes the rest of Christmas week off before heading back to the DFW metroplex to participate in the Allen tournament.
The tourney which reunites the Wildcats with former head coach Clark Cipoletta lasts from Monday until Wednesday next week.
Once details of the opponents and start times for the tournament are released they will be posted here.