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Lady Cats in district action at Marshall

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    The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats go for their second consecutive district win today as they trek to Marshall to meet the Lady Mavs.
    No freshman game will be played. The junior varsity game will be played at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity at 7 p.m.

    Marshall lost their district opener 68-17 against Texas High to fall to 0-1 in 14-4A play.
    The Lady Cats, 17-7 overall, are 1-0 after winning 44-33 at home against Pine Tree.
    Sulphur Springs head girls basketball coach discounted the recent rout by Texas High over Marshall as and indicator of the Lady Mavs’ talent and ability.
    “We don’t have Texas High’s team and we don’t score like they do. We are not going to be playing them with Texas High players, but with our players,” Chapman said. “ I think it will be a different kind of game, because we have different teams. I don’t really put stock in the score from that game.”
    Chapman said while his team is 1-0 in district, he was not pleased with the 44 point total his squad amassed against Pine Tree.
    “We need to score at least 50 and hold our opponent in the 30s,” Chapman said. “The 44 points was enough to beat Pine Tree that night, but several teams in the district have the ability to score points. We would love to consistently be around 50 points a game.”
    The coach said to get 50 points a game, the entire team needed to chip in. Desi Debase is averaging 20 points a game, but no other player is scoring consistently in double figures.
    “We need Destiny Wade and Kasey Moore scoring double figures in the paint,” Chapman said. “We need 8-10 points from Shakoja Debase. We also would like to pick up some points from Chaliyah Moore, Sarah Womack, Chrissalynd Person and Sydney Fisher.”
    Chapman said he is down to a roster of seven to eight due to injuries. Marshall also has a small roster, which led to the cancellation of the freshman game.
    “We really don’t know what to expect from Marshall on the court. They could run man-to-man or zone, we are preparing for either one,” Chapman said. “We like the half court traps and defenses we have been using. We are going to go with what works and see what Marshall does when we get there.”




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