Wildcats want rematch with Pirates
The Wildcats wrapped up the regular season Feb. 14 in non-divison play against Pontotoc, taking a 56-64 loss, but getting in some good practice for the upcoming district tournament.
The 1A Wildcats put up a good fight against the 4A Warriors, trailing by only four at the break.
“They played pretty good,” said coach Jimmy Guy McDonald. “We had some obstacles we couldn’t overcome and we hurt ourselves missing free throws, but I thought we adjusted pretty good during the game.”
The caliber of competition can’t be discounted either.
“Pontotoc is a very powerful, 4A team,” McDonald said. “They should make some noise in their tournament.”
Heading into district tourney in Smithville, the Wildcats at 3-2 in district play got the bye until Thursday and will play the winner of Smithville/Hamilton, both teams they beat during the regular season. A win on Thursday will set them up against the top tourney seed, Coffeeville.
The Pirates (22-4, 5-0) won over Houlka Feb. 11 and the Wildcats know exactly what kind of force they’ll be up against.
“They are very strong,” McDonald said. “Pretty powerful and a lot of athletes. We didn’t have a good first half when we played them. We had a good start to the second half, we just weren’t quite as quick as they are.”
The Wildcats will play at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, working toward a rematch with the Pirates in the championship game Friday.
Lady Cats hit the court Tuesday
The Houlka girls were scheduled to take on the Smithville Lady Seminoles Tuesday in their first game of touranment.
The Lady Wildcats came off a 53-67 loss to Coffeeville in their final division game prior to tournament.
“Our girls competed pretty well with them,” McDonald said.
Updates from the district tournament will be published in the next edition of the Chickasaw Journal.
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