The Stage Is Set: Wharton Hosts Dr. Phillips Tonight In Regional Final

By Joshua Litton on 2/26/2011

In a season that started with a disappointing loss to the Chamberlain Chiefs, the Wharton Wildcats are 32 minutes away from making history.The Wildcats have only once made it to the regional final where they lost to eventual state champion Lake Howell High School 70-59 on the road in front of a sold out crowd.

It has been four long years since that 11-point loss. Head Coach Tommy Tonelli served a 2-year stint with the University of South Florida, Shawn Vanzant played in the NCAA National Title game with his Butler Bulldogs and Wharton has changed both its classification and district.

Now, tonight at 7 p.m., the Wildcats have a chance at redemption.

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