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Wildcats Basketball Team Blows Out Pine Tree 85-51

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Coach Brandon Shaver and his men’s basketball team had a good trip to Longview, beating Pine Tree on the road 85-51 on Tuesday, Jan. 4 for their second straight district win.

The Wildcats bested Marshall in their opener 75-48 on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Coach Shaver’s squad did not disappoint in the coach’s first return to his previous gig in Pine Tree as Sulphur Springs cruised to an emphatic win over the Pirates.

The men’s basketball team raced to a big 21-8 lead after one quarter, but it only got worse for Pine Tree from there.

The Wildcats outscored the Pirates 64-43 over the final three frames to blow out Pine Tree 85-51 in Longview for their second straight district win.

Justin Haire led the way for Sulphur Springs with 18 points. Parker Whisenhunt was juts a field goal behind at 16. Three more athletes for the Wildcats finished in double-figures: Kordrick Turner (13), Branson Lynn (12) and Caleb Alexander (11).

Cason Arrington wracked up seven in the victory, followed by Jaquan Jones with four. Jackson Darrow and Malachi Myles finished with two a piece.

The win over Pine Tree gives Sulphur Springs an 18-7 record (2-0 district).

The men’s basketball team has a bye Friday before resuming action next Tuesday at home versus Hallsville (22-2).

That game tips-off next Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7 P.M.


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Author: Ross LaBenske

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