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Lady Cats maul Hallsville, 66-21

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    The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats closed out the regular season with a bang here Tuesday night mauling Hallsville 66-21 on Senior Night at the SSHS gym.
    Three players scored in double figures for the home team as they ran their record to 22-5 overall, 7-3 in district.

    Desi Debase had 24 points in three quarters for the Lady Cats for top scoring honors. Shakoja Debase added 14 and Destiny Wade had a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds.
    Shakoja Debase, Wade and Chaliyah Moore were honored during Senior NIght ceremonies.
    The Lady Cats were not distracted by the pre-game festivities, instead it might have fired them up. Sulphur Springs bolted to a 24-5 lead after one quarter and the game was more of less decided then. Sulphur Springs played all nine players available, with eight scoring.
    Hallsville was no match for the quickness and ball-hawking skill of the playoff bound Lady Cats. Hallsville fell to 2-8 in district.
    The Lady Bobcats got the first bucket of the game with Shelby Miller giving Hallsville a 2-0 lead with 7:38 to play in the first quarter. Desi Debase then turned a steal into a layup, a trick she would do several other times in the game. Juju Williams converted a free throw for Hallsville. Desi Debase had another layup, zooming down the court past all defenders like a F-16 on a bombing run. Then the Lady Cats really put the scoring into high gear, all prompted by steals and rebounds on defense. Shakoja Debase and Wade made free throws to pad the lead to 9-3. In the final 3:15 of the first period the Lady Cats went on a 15-2 scoring outburst. Desi Debase scored six points in a variety of ways. First, the nimble point guard popped the net on a 3-pointer, down 12-3 Hallsville called a time out to regroup with 2:03 left in the first period. Desi Debase stole the inbounds pass and scored while getting hacked in the act of shooting. Desi Debase made the following free throw and the Lady Cats pushed to lead to 15-3. Taylor Wilder scored on a short range shot for Hallsville to make it a 15-5 game. Sulphur Springs closed out the first period with a flurry of points. Desi Debase passed inside to a waiting Wade who scored in the paint. Desi Debase again turned a shot range shot into money, giving the Lady Cats a 19-5 lead. Chrissalynd Person got into the action, the junior guard scorched the net with a three-pointer. Then scored off a steal in the final seconds of the first period. The opening frame ended with Sulphur Springs holding a 24-5 lead and showing no signs of letting up.
    The second period was more of the same with Sulphur Springs using turnovers off their press and defense to go on a 13-2 run. Shakoja Debase capped a transition possession with a bucket to start the scoring. Desi Debase again went to the left hand for a layup for a score, coming off a steal. Chaliyah Moore came off the bench to score to pad the advantage to 30-7. Desi Debase turned in another three-point play, scoring off a layup while getting fouled and sinking the following free throw. Person came up with a steal and threw a perfect pass down the court to Desi Debase for another transition score. The Lady Cats continued to crank up the defensive pressure with Hallsville called for a five second call when they were unable to inbound the ball. Wade scored on a sweet short range shot in the lane. The first half ended with the lead for the home team now 30, Sulphur Springs was in command, 37-7.
    The second half was also dominated by the Lady Cats. The only suspense remaining was the final margin of victory and how early the reserve players would get in the game. Sulphur Springs was gearing up for a playoff berth and still using mainly starters and trying to keep focused. Kasey Moore scored off a shot in the low post. Wade turned a rebound into a putback bucket. Hallsville called a time out with 4:35 left in the third period trailing 44-7. Desi and her older sister, Shakoja, each popped 3-pointers. Desi Debase then dished off to Chaliyah Moore for another inside bucket. The third frame ended with Sulphur Springs rolling with a 56-13 lead.
    The final period saw the home team spread the court at times and take time off the clock. Players kept popping the net with Wade, Shakoja Debase, Jada Goodson, Lexie Moore all scoring. The Lady Cats iced the final and won by a 66-21 count.

    Sulphur Springs 66, Hallsville 21 (varsity)
    Sulphur Springs    24  13  19  10  -66
    Hallsville      5  2  5 11  -21
    Hallsville- Shelby Miller 6, Taylor WIlder 4, JuJu Williams 3, Bryanna Schilling 4, Allie Lawrence 2.
    Sulphur Springs- Lexie Moore 2, Kasey Moore 2, Chaliyah Moore 4, Desi Debase 24, Chrissalynd Person 5, Shakoja Debase 14.
    Sulphur Springs 41, Hallsville 11 (JV)
    Sulphur Springs- Jaye Doughtie 2, Tori Moore 4, Daieyshia Pruitt 21, Destinee Weeks 7, Hill 5, Erica Wade 1, Aljalon Pryor 1.
    Hallsville 16, Sulphur Springs 6 (9th grade)
    Sulphur Springs - Michelle Good 4, Malarie White 2.
Next up- Playoffs to TBD vs. Lucas Lovejoy




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