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Lady Cats Look To Pick Up 7th Consecutive Win

Lady Cats Look To Pick Up 7th Consecutive Win
  • PublishedJanuary 18, 2024

The last month has been a great one for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats, getting hot right at the end of non-district play and carrying into the district portion of the season. Going a full calendar month since their last loss, the Lady Cats are 3-0 in district play and have their eye’s set on a district championship. 

Dec. 9 was the last time Sulphur Springs lost a game. In the middle of tournament season and with a ton of games in a short span, the Lady Cats took back-to-back losses to Bullard and Burnett, only managing to score 18 points in the latter. 

Since those back-to-back losses, the Lady Cats have been nothing short of spectacular, winning their last six games and winning all but one of them by 19 points or more. Almost at the halfway point in district play, Sulphur Springs has yet to take their first loss, joining only North Lamar as teams who are still undefeated in the district. 

Coach Jones and the Lady Cats opened their winning streak on the road against Rivercrest, getting a much needed bounce back win. They did so in style, winning 57-34.

After that, it was a four-game home stand, taking out Quitman, Palestine, Pleasant Grove and Pittsburg in the process. The win against Quitman was another blowout, beating them 46-20, before picking up a huge comeback win against Palestine, trailing by double-digits in the second half, before grabbing the 42-40 win. 

After that it was time for district play, which they opened against Pleasant Grove. Blowing them out in each of their matchups last season, they were able to do it again, winning 50-22. 

The Lady Cats then hosted Pittsburg, yet another team they swept in last seasons series. In this one it was junior Trinity Jefferson who paced the way, scoring 25 points and pulling in nine rebounds in the 61-42 win. 

Finally, after not having to travel for almost a month, the Lady Cats were tasked with going to Paris, a team they split with last year. Sulphur Springs showed they were the stronger team, winning once again by a final score of 61-42. 

Tonight, the Lady Cats are back in action, traveling to Liberty-Eylau for a game originally scheduled to be played Tuesday. They Lady Leopards of Liberty-Eylau have yet to pick up a district win, losing to North Lamar, Pleasant Grove and Pittsburg by an average score of 61-37.

In their current winning streak Sulphur Springs has played well on both sides of the ball. In that time they have beaten their opponents by an average score of 53-30.

If Sulphur Springs can win again tonight, they will turn around tomorrow and host North Lamar, the only other unbeaten team in district play. North Lamar and Sulphur Springs were predicted to finish first and second, respectively, in the district, as predicted by TABC before the season. So far those predictions are shaping up to be true, and Friday’s game could go a long way in deciding who will walk away as the district champions in a few weeks. 

A live broadcast of Friday’s match will be available on Front Porch News and Chad’s Media. 

Written By
Tyler Lennon

Tyler Lennon is the sports editor for Front Porch News and Chad’s Media. Previously with the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, Lennon has now covered sports in Hopkins County for four years. He also covers the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers and has media credentials for both the Rangers and the Mavericks. On top of his writing, Lennon is also the lead play-by-play broadcaster for Chad’s Media. He has been the lead broadcaster for Sulphur Springs football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball and more. He is also the host of the sports talkshow Down & Out on Chad’s Media, along side Korey Hankins and Ryan Humphries. You can follow Down & Out on all social medias @Downandout903