|Wildcats lose at Greenville 68-54|
|From Staff Reports|
Feb. 9, 2005 - GREENVILLE - With only two games left in the basketball season for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, Tuesday night's game against district-leading Greenville was just for pride as their season winds down.
Greenville (20-5, 8-0) swept the season series against Sulphur Springs this year (6-19, 1-7), winning 68-54 in their final meeting of the season.
"I thought our kids played really hard because we started out well in the first quarter and then had some bad breaks," SSHS head coach Steve Glover said. "We all of a sudden got down by 19 points heading into the break after they hit a 3-pointer right before the buzzer."
SSHS will return to the court Friday night for Senior Night against Texas High looking to bounce back from a 90-62 loss earlier in the year.
"I think they will have a lot of pride since it will be Senior Night. We are going to have to shoot and defend better than we did at Texas High earlier in the year," the coach said. "Right now, they are in the playoff hunt, and we could make a major difference in the playoffs if we can beat them."
Against Greenville, Sulphur Springs outscored the Lions 31-24 in the second half after being down by 19 points at the half, 42-23.
"We made a pretty good run in the second half and got to within eight points with three minutes remaining, and then got the ball back, but missed the shot that could have cut the lead down to six or five but missed our chances," Glover said.
Rolaundo Wright recorded a double-double for the Wildcats with 13 points and 13 rebounds, and teammate Tremayne Jones chipped in 10 points.
Derek Dickson was the team's second-leading rebounder with nine, while Jon Gammill had nine points and six rebounds in the game.
Texas Tech signee Justin Wilkerson had a game-high 21 points for the Lions and Shane Henderson pitched in 18 points in the victory.
Sulphur Springs 11 12 15 16 -54
Greenville 16 26 12 12 -68
Sulphur Springs - Keelan Green 5, Jay Pope 5, Ryan Allison 9, Tremayne Jones 10, Keenan Clayton 3, Rolaundo Wright 13, Jon Gammill 9.
Greenville - Chad Robinson 5, Travis Cherry 2, Justin Singleton 9, Shane Henderson 18, Adam Marcum 5, Craig Turner 2, D.C. Gray 4, Justin Wilkerson 21.