The final home game for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats was a heartbreaker that could not be avoided. The Sulphur Springs’ 2009 season came to a close Tuesday night with a one-point loss to the Mount Pleasant Lady Tigers, 48-47.
MOUNT PLEASANT — The home court was very powerful for the Tigers.
Mount Pleasant played inspired ball at home as they outscored Sulphur Springs 15-7 in the final quarter, taking a hard-fought 49-46 win Tuesday night.
“We’re disappointed we did not win. It was a coulda, shoulda, woulda game and that won’t get it done,” said Wildcat head basketball coach Braughn Curtis. The Wildcats, who are currently in third place in the district standings, fell to 5-5 in district play with two home games left on the schedule. The win gave the Tigers a 4-7 mark in 13-4A action.
Friday, Feb. 13
Como-Pickton Eagles host Cooper 4:30 p.m. JVB/VB
Cumby Trojans host Martin's Mill 5 p.m. JVB/VB
North Hopkins Panthers host Boles 6 p.m. JVB/VB
Yantis Owls host Campbell 4:30 p.m. JVB/VB
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Como-Pickton Eagles at Grand Saline 4:30 p.m. JVB/VB
Cumby Trojans at Campbell 5 p.m. JVB/VB
North Hopkins Panthers at Fruitvale 6 p.m. JVB/VB
Yantis Owls at Boles 4:30 p.m. JVB/VB
Como-Pickton Lady Eagles play Quitman Friday at 7 p.m. at Miller Grove to break 8-6 district record tie
Appropriately on senior night, the Lady Eagle seniors Maci Kight, Dawnyel Spaid, and Shelby Harrison popped in points to lead their team to a final home court victory pushing their district record to 8-6 tied with Quitman. But that wasn’t the last game of their Lady Eagle career now in position to fight for the final playoff spot against Quitman Friday night at 7 p.m. in Miller Grove.
"The seniors showed up and played an important role in the victory. I am extremely proud of all of the girls, but I am especially proud of the seniors and the fact that they had an opportunity to be successful on what is designated as 'their night'. They are a great group of girls and we will truly miss those ornery seniors," said Linda Rankin, Como-Pickton Lady Eagles head basketball coach.