Crosstown Showdown games highlight local hoops slate
Tonight, both teams from Paris High School and North Lamar High School will square off in the first of two Crosstown Showdown district clashes on the hardwood. Both the boys and girls rivalry matches highlight tonight’s local hoops slate but are not the only area-based games tipping off.
The Paris Wildcats (7-4, 2-0) have gotten off to a blistering start in district play. In its first two district contests, Paris defeated Pittsburg and Liberty-Eylau at home by a combined margin of 104 points. Now, the Wildcats will play their first district game on the road but will not stray too far from their home gym. The North Lamar Panthers (1-13, 0-2) have upped their game in two more competitive district games after a slow start. Tonight, the Panthers will try to continue trending upward under the direction of first-year head coach David Monds at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Paris Lady Wildcats and North Lamar Pantherettes will also face off in the first of two Crosstown Showdown meetings. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the two teams will compete at Wildcat Gymnasium instead of the traditional doubleheader. The Lady ’Cats will try to record their second win before the end of the first half of district play, while the Pantherettes (12-6, 1-1) will aim to record their 13th win of the season. The teams will battle at 6 p.m. tonight in Wildcat Gymnasium.
In other local hoops action, both the Chisum Mustangs and Lady Mustangs are scheduled to match up against the Edgewood Bulldogs. The Lady Mustangs will go for their second district win in a row at home at 6 p.m. tonight after a 42-39 win Friday over Commerce. Meanwhile, the Mustangs (14-4, 3-2) will try to bounce back from a tough but competitive home loss to the Commerce Tigers with another tough district game. The Chisum boys will tip-off at 6:15 p.m. tonight in Edgewood. For more sports coverage, click here.