Wildcat Basketball Finishes Second in Stafford Tournament

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Men’s basketball returns home to Sulphur Springs this week for a two-game home-stand.

Tuesday and Friday the Wildcats host Texas High and Nacogdoches, respectively. The two-game home-stand begins with Sulphur Springs hosting former district foe Texas High.

That game tips off in the SSHS Main Gym on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 P.M.

Coach Brandon Shaver and his team put on a show in last weekend’s tournament in Stafford, as the Wildcats placed second in a crowded tournament full of talented schools.

Sulphur Springs went 5-1 Thursday through Saturday, going a perfect 2-0 Thursday and Friday before falling short in the championship game.

Thursday saw the Wildcats pick up wins; first against Dekaney in a tight one 56-52 before demolishing El Campo 91-44.

Another perfect day on Friday, going 2-0, Sulphur Springs crushed Alief Elsik 63-26 then MacArthur 80-49.

Prior to taking part in the championship game, men’s basketball faced Dekaney in a rematch of their first tournament game, taking care of them 62-49 to set up a date with Fort Bend Marshall in the gold game.

Unfortunately for Coach Brandon Shaver and his squad they fell 66-56 to place second in the Stafford tournament.

The Wildcats kept it tight, trailing 14-13 after one, but a tough second quarter saw Fort Bend Marshall go up big on Sulphur Springs 37-25. Men’s basketball would have a much stronger third quarter, pulling back within six, but their deficit in the second proved too large to overcome as they went on to lose 66-56.

The loss on Saturday, Dec. 10 ended the Stafford tournament, as the Wildcats fell in the championship game to Fort Bend Marshall.

Men’s basketball went 5-1 in the Houston tournament, now 13-3 on the year.

Sulphur Springs returns home to host two-straight home games. It begins Tuesday, Dec. 13 when Coach Shaver and his squad host former district foe Texas High.

That game tips off on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M.

Tuesday’s game with the Tigers will be broadcasted onto KSST 1230 AM.

The match-up will also be live-streamed onto KSST Radio’s Youtube channel.


KSST is proud to be the official Wildcat and Lady Cat Station. We broadcast Sulphur Springs ISD games year round live on radio. When allowed, we also broadcast games via our YouTube channel.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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