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Wildcats drub Canton in tourney play

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WILLS POINT — The Sulphur Springs Wildcats downed Canton 65-41 to finish the Wills Point Tournament on a positive note.
    The Wildcats, 4-6 on the year, started on fire, bolting to a 22-7 after one quarter.

    Sulphur Springs clipped the wings of the Eagles the rest of the game with tight, tenacious defense.
    “We got after it on defense. We limited what they were able to do,” said Jeremy Josey, Sulphur Springs head boys basketball coach. “We took smart shots from smart spots. Our whole team played well. It was one of our better games of the year.”
    Jaylon Dugan paced the team with 22 and Cain Cody added 14.
    “Our post players scored well. Our guards a good job of setting them up for easy shots,” Josey said. “They had layups or close range shots that we were able to make. We executed very well.”
    Other varsity scorers were: Javaron Ross 9, Isaiah Lacy and Derick Ingram 5 each; Larry Pryor 4, Johnny Morgan and Dillon Carpenter, Darian Dial-Hall scored 2 each.
    In other Sulphur Springs scores from the event - the ninth grade Wildcats won 54-47 over Athens. Scorers were: Michael Arnold 16, Tyrese Peters 14, Dylan Rogers 12, Azar Myles 6 and Willie Black 4.
    Sulphur Springs lost to Royse City, 54-48 in junior varsity play.
    Matthew Malone scored 13 points, Garrett Jones added 10 and Derrick Weeks scored 9.
    All three Sulphur Springs teams will be at home Tuesday against rival Paris. The freshmen game starts at 5 p.m.
    Josey said Paris is loaded as usual and having a good season.
    “They have size like 6-4 to 6-8,” Josey said. “They’re really good. I heard they beat Mount Pleasant by 25 and that means a lot to me. That means you are good. They typically have really good athletes.”
    Josey said, “I think we are playing better now with our experience in these tournaments. We are learning to work together as a team. We are passing the ball well and being unselfish. We have had good effort in every game.”




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