Wildcats Basketball Continues Two-Game Road-Stand Tuesday

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Sulphur Springs closes out a two-game road-stand Tuesday, Jan. 17 traveling to Texarkana to take on Liberty Eylau.

Coach Brandon Shaver’s squad hopes for similar efforts as their Friday road-contests, which saw the men’s basketball team beating Paris on their home court 60-53.

At times, Sulphur Springs trailed to Paris, but the men’s basketball team routinely heat-checked their district foe. In fact, the Wildcats, hoping to pull one over on Coach Shaver’s squad, lead 16-13 after the first quarter.

Paris played their hearts out, going blow-for-blow for majority of Friday’s contest. The district opener for Coach Shaver’s team stayed within a 10-point contest for a majority of Friday’s game.

The hopes of an upset for Paris died shortly thereafter as the Wildcats saved the best for last. Coach Shaver’s squad scored 20 points in the final quarter, highest for either team in any quarter, en route to a 60-53 win on Friday, Jan. 13.

Sulphur Springs did well rebounding from two-straight non-district contests over the last week. The Wildcats fell to two top-10 teams in 4A prior to their district opener, but their fierce non-district schedule prepared them well for times like these.

Three players finished in double figures for men’s basketball. Malachi Myles continues to show out for this team, setting season-high point totals in two of the last three games. The senior scored 19 in the win at Paris.

Kordrick Turner and Parker Whisenhunt scored 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Rounding out scoring for Sulphur Springs was DJ Wilkerson, Branson Lynn and Cole Theofiledes, combining for 18 points in the district-opening win.

The win on Friday the 13th brings men’s basketball’s season record to 19-7 (1-0 district). The win over Paris snaps a two-game losing skid for the Wildcats as they begin the road-to-the-playoffs.

Coach Brandon Shaver’s team his the road again Tuesday, Jan. 17 when they head east to Texarkana.

They close out their two-game road-stand on Tuesday at Liberty Eylau.

That game tips off Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 P.M.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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