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Cats host Lindale; SS girls in Okla.

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    Fans of the Sulphur Springs basketball teams will have to divide their attention tonight with the squads in action at different locations.
    The Lady Cats 11-1 for the year will be at Hugo, Okla. Three games are slated with the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity to play beginning at 4:30 p.m.

    Sulphur Springs is coming off an 47-26 impressive win over state-ranked Canton.
    The Lady Cats won at Hugo last year over the Buffaloes by a 53-51 final score. In that game, Desi Debase had 22 points and Destiny Wade added 17.
    “They have a good team,” said Jeff Chapman, Sulphur Springs head girls basketball coach. “They went to the state last year and they have all their players back.”
    Chapman said, “Our girls have been wanting to play them again since last year. Hugo is a tall, quick team with good speed. They are also very athletic.”
    Chapman, a former coach in Oklahoma and is always on the lookout for good matchups for the Lady Cats.
    Sulphur Springs has won six games in a row. They also took the first place title at the Edgewood Tournament.
    The Wildcats, also coming off a recent thrilling victory, will host Lindale.
    Sulphur Springs won 64-61 over rival Paris on Tuesday home action.
    The freshmen game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the junior varsity and varsity at the high school gym.
    The Wildcats are 5-6 for the year, Lindale is 8-5.
    “We are a little excited still after the win over Paris. But we have gone back to work as usual,” said Jeremy Josey, Sulphur Springs head boys basketball coach. “We don’t really talk too much about wins and losses, but simply improving every time we are on the floor. Whether that’s in practice of games. Our goal is to constantly improve. We want to get more confidence in what we do as a program.”
    Josey continued, “Lindale is a very solid fundamental team, with size. Their coaching staff does a great job of preparing their guys to execute with precision and efficiency.”
    The coach continued, “They have good overall offensive movement and discipline. They have to be successful in a very tough district with John Tyler, Whitehouse and Jacksonville.”
    Earlier this season the Eagles took a 10-point win over Bullard.
    Their losses have come to Class 4A or 5A schools including Marshall (81-66), Longview twice (63-54 and 63-62) Rockwall-Heath (55-39) and North Forney (39-34).
    Lindale beat Rains 62-40 in their outing on Tuesday.




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