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Lady Cats beat Kilgore in tourney

ATHENS —Sulphur Springs Lady Cats Soccer beat Kilgore Friday for their first win at the Athens Tournament after Thursday 2-2 tie with Palestine.

“The first half was a midfield struggle with neither team  getting many chances,” said Sulphur Springs head girls soccer coach Jesus DeLeon. “In the second half we started to dominate the action creating several chance until finally Adriana Ortiz netted the game winner and her first of the year with two minutes left in the game.”


More area hoop action

Cockrum leads NH to 41-37 win

BIRTHRIGHT – Panther junior Canyon Cockrum popped the net for 25 of the 41 points for North Hopkins in their win against the visiting Campbell team Friday night.

Cockrum had seven rebounds, six steals and two blocks in addition to his lead scoring status. Teammate Lorenzo Rivera snagged seven steals from Campbell and profitted two points during hoop action.


Lady Cats’ turnovers equal Friday night home court loss

The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats learned a simple lesson on Friday – it’s hard to score without the basketball.

One game after notching their first district victory of the season, the Lady Cats had turnover issues Friday against Mount Pleasant, and that was the primary reason for the 47-38 loss at Wildcat Gym.

SSHS committed a season-low 12 turnovers against Texas High last week in their victory, but had 28 miscues against Mount Pleasant – double the amount the Lady Tigers committed. Seventeen of  the Sulphur Springs turnovers occurred in the first half, when Mount Pleasant built a 12-point lead, 22-10.


Como-Pickton splits tilts with Alba-Golden

COMO - District opponents Como-Pickton and Alba-Golden battled it out on the hardwoods Friday night, with wins for the Lady Eagles and losses for the Eagle teams.

Lady Eagles 46, Lady Panthers 34

First quarter scoring came by the hands of Lady Eagle Manon Schakel and Bre Peoples. Schakel popped the net for two points while Peoples had four. Saxe Daugherty and Megan McCoy each cleared one of their two foul line buckets to end the first quarter with C-P behind by a basket.


Area Basketball Game Results

Hornets sting Trojans, 56-45

MILLER GROVE – The Miller Grove Hornets move their record to 17-7 with a home win over Cumby Friday night.

Leading for Miller Grove was Aaron Baylus and Andrew Steele. Both Hornet players summed 19 a piece as they took a 56-45 win.

For the Cumby Trojans, Michael Morris had 10 and Timmy Cook and David Hebert each evenly split 16 points.

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