The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


December 21, 2013

Lions nip Wylie East, Lady Lions fall


GREENVILLE —   The Greenville Lions remained in first place in District 13-4A after a tough 71-69 win over the Wylie East Raiders at the Lions Den pm Friday night.

  Collen Wilburn’s basket with 52 seconds left in the game gave the Lions the victory.

  Wylie East had three shots in the final 30 seconds, but was turned away by the Lion defense.

  “Happy with the win,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith. “We fought hard. We never gave up. We never quit even though we didn’t play the best game. We gave up too many points. We were able at the end to make big stops. We finished the game.”

  Marlon Mack fired in 25 points to lead Greenville, while Wilburn tallied 18 and Brady Mulkey added 16.

  Henry Dues tallied 13 points to lead Wylie East, which fell to 2-9 and 1-1 in District 13-4A.

  Greenville is now 10-5 for the season and 2-0 in District 13-4A.

  The Lions’ next game is Jan. 3 at McKinney North.

              District 13-4A boys

Wylie East    16     20    20    13    —69

Greenville     21    17    17     16    —71

  WE: Robert Benners 4, Xavier Hopkins 8, Ralph Garrett 4, Henry Dues 13, Eric Matthews 8, Braden Shewmake 8, Pete Oknonkwo 5, Jared Wyatt 4, Garrett Mayberry 5.

  G: Collen Wilburn 18, Byron Redmon 6, John Franklin 2, Marlon Mack 25, Justin Wade 6, Brady Mulkey 16.

  Records: WE 2-9, 1-1; G 10-5, 2-0.

  Next game: Greenville at McKinney North, Friday Jan. 3


Wylie East 70,

Greenville (girls) 34

  Wylie East rolled up a 31-15 halftime lead and then cruised to a 70-34 District 13-4A victory over the Greenville Lady Lions on Friday.

  Priscilla Murray pumped in 16 points, Emily Hartegan chipped in 15 and Jazmin Shields added 10 as the Lady Raiders improved to 3-1 in district play.

  Savannah Himes led Greenville with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Jordan Sweat managed 10 points and seven boards.

  “I don’t know their shooting percentage,” Greenville coach Lesa Darst said of the Lady Raiders, “but they didn’t miss too many shots. They’re one of the best teams I’ve seen in the league. They had two or three shooters from the outside that hurt us.”

  Greenville, now 1-3 in district play, will get the Christmas holiday off before returning to action on Jan. 3 at McKinney North.

                      District 13-4A girls

Wylie East    15    16    22    17    —70

Greenville      4     11     8     11    —34

  WE: Breanna Stephens 2, Robin Moore 4, Priscilla Murray 16, Jazmin Shields 10, Hannah Moya 9, Tyra Jones 2, Dajia Eggins 1, Raven Moore 8, Cierra Brown 3, Emily Hartegan 15.

  G: LaQuesha Williams 2, Britney Smith 4, Reagan Jeffery 1, Jordan Sweat 10, Savannah Himes 17.

  Records: WE 8-6, 3-1; G 4-12, 1-3.

  Next game: Greenville at McKinney North, Jan. 3.

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