|Lady Cats winless in district play|
|From Staff Reports|
Feb. 2, 2005 - PARIS - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats tried to make up a 30-point deficit Tuesday night, but couldn't complete the comeback in falling to Paris, 65-53.
The win keeps playoff hopes alive for Paris (3-5, 8-18), who did not win a game last season, going 0-28. For Sulphur Springs, the loss drops its record to 0-8, 6-23.
North Lamar (21-5, 8-0) and Texas High (23-6, 7-1) have already clinched playoff berths, while Mount Pleasant (12-12, 4-4) hangs onto third place.
On Tuesday, Paris took a 20-6 lead into the second period. Sulphur Springs led briefly at 4-2, but after Paris' Andrea Wallace hit a 3-pointer three minutes deep into the period, SSHS never led again. Wallace came off the bench to lead her team with 12 points.
Paris maintained a comfortable lead in the second quarter, taking a 32-22 advantage into halftime.
Sulphur Springs, though, let the game get out of hand in the third period, getting outscored, 22-3, as Paris took a 30-point lead in the final period.
SSHS senior guard Terra Jackson, who finished with a game-high 22 points, scored 13 in the final quarter, including the final nine points in the game. The Lady Cats outscored Paris, 28-11, in the fourth quarter, but never cut the lead to single digits.
Sophomore post Cresha Hubbard added 12 points, while junior forward Whitney Jordan added eight.
Sulphur Springs 6 16 3 28 -53
Paris 20 12 22 11 -65
Sulphur Springs - Terra Jackson 22, Minta Mannon 2, Ne-Ne Hynson 2, Kayla Morgan 1, Whitney Jordan 8, Christina Patchen 4, Cresha Hubbard 12, Bridgette Nash 2.
Paris - Ashley Zachary 1, Keitra Brown 3, Kristy Thurmond 6, Taylor Gates 2, Kendra Scales 6, Lomequia Williams 6, JaNa Parish 2, Brittany Ferguson 3, Andrea Wallace 12, Estosha Sims 2, Natosha Thurmond 8, Laterrany Gill 4, Tiffany Moore 10.