Sulphur Springs teams took part in recent tournaments with mixed results.
The Wildcats lost twice in weekend tournament play in the Wills Point Shootout.
Sulphur Springs lost 61-42 to Athens and fell 52-41 against Terrell.
“Tired legs and lack of consistency resulted in two losses for us. We defeated Terrell the weekend before by 20, then they did they same thing to us,” said Jeremy Josey, Sulphur Springs head boys basketball coach. “We need to be more consistent and understand what our formula for success is. We had success this weekend. We just need to do it every game and every possession.”
In the Wills Point consolation game, Sulphur Springs won 49-41 in freshmen competition.
Derrick Weeks led the way with 16 points. Other scorers were - Keylon Hall 9, Garrett Jones 7, Tyler Follis 6, Zaccheus Petty 4, Zac Haywood 4, Austin Reyes 3.
Other team members are Peyton McAllister, Matt Malone, Trenton Brock and Tristan Hardin. The team is coached by Keith Cook.
All three teams play at home Tuesday against Princeton at the SSMS gym, the first contest is at 5 p.m.
Lady Cats win fifth place
In the Edgewood Tournament, the Lady Cats won 57-36 over Hallsville Saturday to take fifth place.
Sulphur Springs bolted to a 12-4 lead after one period. The Lady Cats were up 27-12 at the halftime break. Sulphur Springs kept the pressure defense on in the second half and took the easy win.
“We played well, I was anxious to see how we would do against a district team,” said Jeff Chapman, Sulphur Springs Lady Cats head basketball coach. “We are trying to get a feel for how we will do in district.’
Desi Debase had 28 points for Sulphur Springs with 6 steals. Shakoja Debase had two 3-pointers and 11 total points. Kasey Moore had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Destiny Wade pulled down 11 boards, scoring 5 points. Chrissalynd Person added two points.
“Overall I was pleased with our play in the tournament, we went 2-1,” Chapman said. “We get better with the more reps we get. We are playing pretty well for it to be early in the season.”
“We look good at certain times, other times I have to call a time out to get us regrouped,” Chapman said. “We are working toward a game where we are all clicking at once. We have done this short runss and it is really encouraging. We know what to do, we don’t always do it. As long as we play good pressure defense, the rest will come. We have to keep working at it.”
The Lady Cats (11-4) play at Miller Grove Tuesday, first game at 4:30 p.m.
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