Sulphur Springs Wraps Up Allen Holiday Tournament Thursday

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Coach Brandon Shaver’s team closes out Allen’s In-n-out Holiday Invitational on Thursday, Dec. 29 when they take on Frisco Lone Star.

Thursday’s final game in the holiday tournament is the fourth for men’s basketball in less than three days.

Wildcats basketball lost their first contest on the day to Frisco Independence. The men’s team lost 57-56 on a buzzer-beater, marking the first loss in the In-n-Out Holiday Invitational.

Sulphur Springs and the Knights traded blows all throughout Wednesday’s contest in Allen.

In game two of the holiday tournament for both teams, the schools went blow-for-blow, never extending beyond a six-point difference.

Both teams had chances at the end of the game to ice the victory, but it was Frisco Independence who had the last laugh, nailing a bucket with no time remaining to pull out the rug from Sulphur Springs.

The loss Wednesday morning put the Wildcats in the consolation brackets.

Kordrick Turner and Parker Whisenhunt again had big games in Allen, combining for most of the team’s points at 33.

SG/PG Branson Lynn also finished the game in double-figures, scoring 11 in the loss to the Knights.

While the buzzer-beating Wednesday loss to Independence was a tough pill to swallow, the Wildcats could not dwell on the defeat long for they had another game Wednesday night, playing El Paso Andress.

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Sulphur Springs recovered from their last-second defeat by dispatching Andress 72-51.

Men’s basketball played in a tight contest throughout the first 20 minutes of Wednesday night’s game, but the Wildcats managed to lead heading into the locker room 35-26.

Throughout those 20 minutes, even though the Wildcats may have led by as much as 11, the game was much closer than the score indicated.

El Paso Andress played a predominantly solid game before the wheels fell off in the third as Sulphur Springs went on to win easily 72-51.

It was the final quarter and a half that men’s basketball found their groove and put the game away, as three players finished in double-figures, with one more finishing with nine points. Kordrick Turner again had a huge game, scoring 23 points. Branson Lynn and Parker Whisenhunt scored 17 and 14 points, respectively.

Malachi Myles (nine points), Theo Mckelvey (six), and DJ Wilkerson (three) rounded out scoring in the win Wednesday night at Lowery Freshman Center.

After blowing past El Paso Andress, Sulphur Springs wraps up their participation in the Allen In-n-Out Invitational when they take on Frisco Lone Star.

The winner of the Sulphur Springs/Lone Star match-up claims 5th place at the holiday tournament.

Thursday’s game tips off at 12:30 P.M. in Allen’s Auxiliary Gym.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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