Home » Wildcats End Tournament Play On High Note

Wildcats End Tournament Play On High Note

by Tyler Lennon

It’s been a busy week for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, as they’ve been playing in the Allen Tournament. Sulphur Springs won their first game Tuesday, before splitting a pair of games Wednesday against Frisco Independence and El Passo Andress. Today they wrapped things up with one final game against the Rowlett Eagles.

The Eagles looked to be a good test for Sulphur Springs, as they are one of the biggest school’s they have faced so far. With district play right around the corner, competing against 6A school’s could be a perfect test for the Wildcats. 

Senior big man Kordrick Turner had another 20-point outing to help get the 61-52 win over Rowlett.

The Wildcats opened the game as they have so many others, getting out to a quick start. Head coach Brandon Shaver has always emphasized the opening minutes of a half and today was no different, as Sulphur Springs got out to a quick 7-0 lead.

Senior big man Kordrick Turner got things started, scoring four quick points. Senior guard Branson Lynn joined him on the action, knocking down a deep 3-pointer to give Sulphur Springs their 7-0 lead. 

The two kept things going for the Wildcats, as Turner got a pair of free throws to go, before Lynn knocked down another 3-pointer. Despite the scoring from Sulphur Springs, Rowlett was able to find their rhythm offensively, going on a 15-7 run to end the frame. 

Senior point guard Branson Lynn was on fire Thursday, knocking down four 3-pointers in the first half against Rowlett.

Senior Parker Whisenhunt scored the final points of the opening frame, as he was able to draw a foul with just 0.2 seconds on the clock. Whisenhunt knocked down both of his free throws, making it a one-point game at 15-14.

The duo of Turner and Lynn kept the offense going in the opening minutes of the second quarter. Turner scored in the post thanks to a Malachi Myles assist, and Lynn followed with a very deep 3-pointer.

From there it was Myles who would control the Wildcats offense, scoring six consecutive points in the paint. Myles received assists from Turner and Lynn, and was also able to score on an offensive rebound, something he has excelled at in his career. 

The 6-0 run from Myles forced Rowlett to call a timeout, with Sulphur Springs now in the lead at 25-22. The Wildcats didn’t let the timeout slow them down, however, as they finished out the half on a strong note.


Lynn knocked down his fourth 3-pointer of the half, giving him 12 points before going into the locker room. The final score of the half for Sulphur Springs came from Whisenhunt, who attacked the basket strong and got a layup to go. Rowlett answered back with one final basket of their own, cutting the Sulphur Springs lead down to 30-26 at the end of the first half.

Senior Malachi Myles had one of his best outings of the year, setting a new season-high of 16 points.

The third quarter was when the Wildcats were able to turn things up a notch, taking complete control of the game. Lynn opened the frame with another 3-pointer, and the momentum was fully on Sulphur Springs’ side.

Turner and Myles dominated the remainder of the frame, trading baskets and setting the tone. Turner and Myles each scored on putback’s from offensive rebounds, before each scoring on backdoor layups assisted by one another.

Now with a double-digit lead, the Wildcats continued to score down low and in transition, this time with Whisenhunt getting out in front of the Rowlett defense. Lynn as able to force a steal down low and looked up, seeing Whisenhunt out in front of the defense. Lynn made a full-court football pass, hitting Whisenhunt in stride for the layup.

After getting his teammates involved, Lynn created another basket for himself, once again forcing a steal on defense. Lynn went the length of the floor, beating his defender with a behind-the-back dribble. After shaking off his man, Lynn pulled up from behind the 3-point line, setting his feet and getting the shot to go in, giving Sulphur Springs a 50-37 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Sulphur Springs had a great week, going 3-1 and being a buzzer-beater shot away from a perfect 4-0 in the Allen Tournament.

The fourth quarter went very similarly to the third quarter, though the offense did slow down a bit. Turner and Myles continued to do their work inside the paint, scoring a combined nine points in the frame.

Sulphur Springs also continued to play strong defense, never allowing Rowlett to get themselves back in the game. The final basket of the game for Sulphur Springs came on an open layup from Myles, who received an assist from Turner, as the Wildcats would hold on to the 61-52 win.

Turner was once again the leading scorer for Sulphur Springs, having another 20-point outing. Eight of his points came in the third quarter, as he dominated in the paint for the majority of the second half.


Just behind him was Lynn, who has been light’s out from behind the 3-point line lately. Today continued that streak, as he had 18 points, all of which came via the deep ball. 

Also finishing in double-digit’s was Myles, who set a new season-high with 16 points. Myles was a big part of putting the game away, leading the team with six fourth-quarter points. 

Senior Parker Whisenhunt had six points, as well as a few assists to help his team get the 9-point win Thursday.

Whisenhunt added six points for the Wildcats, while also dishing out a number of assists. The only other player for Sulphur Springs to score was Macaulin Rollison, who knocked down a free throw early in the final frame.

The win is the 18th of the season for Sulphur Springs, making them 18-5 going into district play. The 61-52 win also makes the Wildcats a perfect 13-0 when scoring 60 or more points in a game.

“It was a great week against 5A and 6A competition,” coach Shaver said, after his team went 3-1 in this week’s tournament. “We play in these tournament to keep fine-tuning the things we need to for district. To come off five days without being able to practice and go 3-1 against this level of competition is a great week for us!”

Not only did the Wildcats go 3-1 in the tournament, but they were a buzzer-beater shot away from going a perfect 4-0. “We have two more games before we start district against some great competition,” Shaver added. 

“What I like is we have five days to be able to practice before we play again. We are in a good spot but still have stuff that we need to clean up before we are where we want to be. These five practices will help us a lot.”

With district play right around the corner as Shaver mentioned, the season is starting to heat up. Sulphur Springs’ district opener is Friday, Jan. 6 at Anna. A live broadcast of that game, as well as the remainder of the district games, will be aired on Front Porch News and Chad’s Media.


You may also like

 

 

 

 

Arturo's Wood Fired Pizza Gallery About

Hours
Tuesday - Sunday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
Closed
Dine in restaurant serving handmade, wood fired pizzas and beer.
 

Phone:(903) 951-1444

arturoswoodfiredpizza.com
 

221 Main St
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Phinesse Farms Winery About

Hours
Tuesday - Sunday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
Closed
Dine in restaurant serving handmade, wood fired pizzas and beer.
 

Phone:(903) 951-1444

arturoswoodfiredpizza.com
 

221 Main St
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Backstory Brewery About

Hours
Tuesday - Thursday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday - Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday:
Closed
a production brewery located in beautiful downtown Sulphur Springs, Tx.
 

Phone: (903) 438-2337

backstorybrewery.com
 

211 Magnolia St
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

San Remos About

Hours
Tuesday - Sunday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
Closed
Dine in restaurant serving authentic Italian dishes, wine, beer and cocktails.
 

Phone:(903) 558-1200

sanremoitalian.com
 

226 Connally St
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Don Lalo's About

Hours
Tuesday - Sunday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
Closed
Dine in restaurant serving classic Tex-Mex dishes and cocktails.
 

Phone: (903) 558-1859

 

912 Gilmer St
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Tierra Del Sol About

Hours
Sunday- Saturday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Offers a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, chips and salsa and drinks.
 

Phone: (903) 885-5845

 

1402 Mockingbird Ln
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Juan Pablos About

Hours
Sunday- Thursday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Offers a variety of slow smoked Texas BBQ meats with a relaxed vibe here in beautiful Sulphur Springs, TX. They have outdoor covered/ shaded seating for your dining pleasure.
 

Phone: (903) 885-0066

 

1216 Mockingbird Ln
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Los Mochis About

Hours
Sunday- Thursday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Offers a variety of slow smoked Texas BBQ meats with a relaxed vibe here in beautiful Sulphur Springs, TX. They have outdoor covered/ shaded seating for your dining pleasure.
 

Phone: (903) 919-3760

losmochistexmex.getbento.com
 

101 Gilmer St
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Slaughter's BBQ Oasis About

Hours
Wednesday - Saturday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Offers a variety of slow smoked Texas BBQ meats with a relaxed vibe here in beautiful Sulphur Springs, TX. They have outdoor covered/ shaded seating for your dining pleasure.
 

Phone:  (903) 243-7187

slaughtersbbqoasis.com
 

1000 Gilmer St Suite Q
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Ihop About

Hours
Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday:
24hrs
Sunday:
12:00 AM -10:00 PM
Long-standing chain serving a wide variety of pancakes & other American breakfast & diner fare.
 

Phone: (903) 885-2406

ihop.com
 

150 E Shannon Rd E
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Panda Express About

Hours
Monday - Sunday:
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fast food  restaurant chain that serves American Chinese cuisine. With over 2,200 locations, it is the largest Asian-segment restaurant chain in the United States
 

Phone: (903) 439-3293

pandaexpress.com
 

150 E Shannon Rd E
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Broadway Buffet About

Hours
Monday - Thursday:
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday - Sunday:
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Takeout, Dine In, Delivery. Made to order Sushi, Burgers, Stir-Fry and other Asian Fusion menu items. Burgers, Sushi, Stir-fry and more!
 

Phone: (903) 885-7959

broadwaybuffettx.com
 

1145 S Broadway St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

MAAK About

Hours
Sunday - Monday:
Closed
Tuesday - Saturday:
11 AM - 8:00 PM
Takeout, Dine In, Delivery. Made to order Sushi, Burgers, Stir-Fry and other Asian Fusion menu items. Burgers, Sushi, Stir-fry and more!
 

Phone: (903) 689-2334

themaak.com
 

 208 Main St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Sakura Sushi & Seafood Grill About

Hours
Wednesday - Monday
11 AM - 9:30 PM
Dine in sushi and seafood grill.
 

Phone: (903) 438-0088

sakurasushitx.com
 

 1408 S Broadway St suit 150

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 Big Smith's BBQ  About

Hours
Monday - Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Counter-serve chain offering fried fish & seafood combos, plus chicken & sides.
 

Phone: (903) 439-6067

ljsilvers.com
 

1338 S Broadway St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 Big Smith's BBQ  About

Hours
Sunday - Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Established, no-nonsense BBQ institution preparing smoked meat & fried seafood dinners & sandwiches.
 

Phone: (903) 438-1547

 

4858 TX-154

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Soulman's BBQ About

Hours
Sunday - Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Casual counter-serve chain serving a variety of barbecue & sides.
 

Phone: (903) 919-3617

soulmans.com
 

1310 Hillcrest Dr N

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Wing Stop About

Hours
Sunday - Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Casual counter-serve chain serving a variety of chicken wings & sides.
 

Phone: (903) 335-8431

wingstop.com
 

1602 S Broadway St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Chilis Grill & Bar About

Hours
Sunday - Thursday
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday
10:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Family-friendly chain serving classic Tex-Mex & American fare in a Southwestern-style setting.
 

Phone: (903) 885-5242

chilis.com
 

128 Shannon Rd E
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Metro Diner About

Hours
Open 24/7
Comfort food with a flair.
 

Phone: (903) 885-6446

 

105 Industrial Dr W

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

El Charro Restaurant About

Hours
Saturday - Tuesday :
Closed
Wednesday - Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Classic Tex-Mex dishes and more.
 

Phone: (903) 885-5669

 

215 College St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Here's 2 Us About

Hours
Tuesday - Friday:
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday:
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday: Closed
Bar & restaurant atmosphere serving delicious burgers, sandwiches and more.
 

Phone: (903) 689-4563

 

109 N Davis St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Flip's Burgerland About

Hours
Monday:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Family restaurant atmosphere serving delicious burgers, sandwiches and more.
 

Phone: (903) 919-5031

 

210 Main St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Pioneer Cafe About

Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday
Closed
Family restaurant atmosphere serving delicious country food, breakfast, sandwiches, desserts and more.
 

Phone: (903) 885-7773

 

307 Main St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Muddy Jakes About

Hours
Sunday - Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Bar and family restaurant atmosphere serving delicious steaks, burgers, fries, sandwiches, desserts and more.
 

Phone: (903) 885-1600

muddyjakes.com
 

229 Main St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Burgers and Fries About

Hours
Sunday:
Closed
Monday - Friday:
10:30AM - 7:00PM
Saturday:
10:30AM - 6:00PM
Serving delicious burgers, fries, sandwiches, desserts and more.
 

Phone: (903) 885-9496

 

208 College St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Bodacious BBQ About

Hours
Sunday-Saturday
10:30 AM-8:30 PM
Serving delicious BBQ , sandwiches, desserts and more.
 

Phone: (903) 885-6456

bodaciousbbqsulphursprings.com
 

1228 S Broadway St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Roma's Italian Restaurant About

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday:
8:00 AM - 9:00PM
Sunday:
8:00AM - 3:00PM
Monday:
Closed
Serving delicious Italian specialties, sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and more.
 

Phone: (903) 919-5100

 

400 Shannon Rd E

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Haystacks  About

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday:
8:00 AM - 9:00PM
Sunday:
8:00AM - 3:00PM
Monday:
Closed
Serving delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and more for 20 years! We look forward to serving you breakfast or lunch!
 

Phone: (903) 689-2991

haystackstexas.com
 

206 Main St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

Redneck Bar and Grill  About

Hours
Sunday-Monday:
Closed
Tuesday- Thursday:
11am-2pm
5pm-8pm
Friday - Saturday:
11:00am - 9:00pm
Serving delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and more for 20 years! We look forward to serving you breakfast or lunch!
 

Phone: (903) 885-1600

 

211 Main St

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

Corner Grub House About

Hours

Monday - Friday:
7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Serving delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and more for 20 years! We look forward to serving you breakfast or lunch!
 

Phone: (903) 885-9225

 

cornergrubhouse.com

 

 

120 Main St.
Sulphur Springs, Tx 75482

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

 

Plain & Fancy About
120 Main St.
Sulphur Springs, Tx 75482

Hours
Monday - Friday:
7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday:
10:00am - 4:00pm

Serving delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and more for 20 years! We look forward to serving you breakfast or lunch! Serving delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and more for 20 years! We look forward to serving you breakfast or lunch!
(903) 885-9225
plainandfancyshoppe.com
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS