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Lady Cats take road hoop win, 54-29

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HALLSVILLE — Sulphur Springs ended the first round of district basketball play with a 3-2 record after whipping the Lady Bobcats Friday.
    The Lady Cats scored a 54-29 win over Hallsville on the road in an important 14-4A outing.

    “A win is big for us, we are 3-2 and we are trying to put some distance between us and other teams in the race,” said Jeff Chapman, Sulphur Springs head girls basketball coach. “It was also good  to get a win after the tough loss we had against Texas High.”
    Chapman said he was down following the loss and so were team members.
    “The loss to Texas High hurt us, it is the first time I saw the girls cry after a loss since the playoffs last year,” Chapman said. “But we feel better after beating Hallsville.”
    The Wildcats came out on fire exploding for a 19-5 lead after one quarter. They built a 31-12 advantage at intermission.
    Desi Debase led the team with 26 points, 6 steals, 9 deflections. Destiny Wade had 13 points, 8 boards.
    “It was a good team. A lot of people played well,” Chapman said. “The starters came out and got a big lead. We did not play with the same intensity in the second half. I don’t life that. We need to have a killer instinct. We should be able to put a team away when we have them down.”
    “Lexi Moore came in off the bench and played well,” Chapman said. “Chrissalynd Person had an outstanding game on defense. We played all nine girls.”
    Chapman said, “We need to play better for the complete game. I guess we wanted Hallsville to be more of a challenge. Their coach told me he wanted the game to be slow and ugly. They did not play at a very fast pace.”
    “We have to learn to find the challenge within ourselves to play well for four quarters,” Chapman said. “That is what the really good teams like Texas High do. They have a killer instinct to put a team away. You have to find a way to motivate yourself.”
    The Lady Cats are looking forward to meeting Pine Tree for the second time in district. In the Jan. 3 meeting in Longview, the Lady Pirates won by a 58-45 score.
    “We need to take care of Pine Tree this time around,” Chapman said. “I told the team to respect all teams, but fear none. We need to play well in the last five games we have in district.”    
Sulphur Springs 54, Hallsville 29
Sulphur Springs                        19  12  9  14  -54
Hallsville                                       5   7  5   12  -29
Sulphur Springs - Daieyshia Pruitt 3, Lexi Moore 5, Kasey Moore 1, Shakoja Debase 6, Desi Debase 26, Destiny Wade 13.
Next up - Pine Tree at Sulphur Springs, Tuesday, 9, JV, V, 5, 6 , 7:15 p.m.




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