The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


February 9, 2014

Royse City beats Greenville; Lone Oak wraps up title


GREENVILLE — Royse City 62,

Greenville 51

            By Steve Shwarts

         Herald-Banner Staff

  Royse City hit 10 3-pointers to beat Greenville 62-51 on Saturday, spoiling the Lions’ home finale.

  That loss, plus Wylie East’s 67-52 victory over Lucas Lovejoy on Friday night, ended any playoff hopes for the Lions.

  Joseph Steffen fired in 20 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Jared Richardson added 11.

Brady Mulkey and Marlon Mack each scored 10 points to lead Greenville.

  John Franklin, with 10 rebounds, led Greenville in that department, while Mulkey pulled down nine.

  “They (Greenville) hurt us in the first half on the boards,” said Royse City coach Anthony Howerton. “In the second half we did a much better job on the boards. Our transition game helped us out a lot.”

  Royse City is now 11-13 overall and 6-7 in district, while the Lions are 12-13 and 4-9.

  “It boiled down to our defensive breakdowns in this  game,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith. “We played pretty good in the first half. But in the mid third and fourth quarter we just did not play good defense. Offensively we forced too many shots.”

  The Lions honored eight seniors in pre-game ceremonies, including Collen Wilburn, Byron Redmon, John Franklin, Layton Prado, Marlon Mack, Javontae Mitchell, Jerry Dickeson and  K’yre Veasley.

  Greenville is now 12-13 overall and 4-9 in district.

  Greenville travels to Lucas Lovejoy on Tuesday for the Lions’ final game of the season.

  Royse City will entertain McKinney North on Tuesday night.

                      District 13-4A boys

Royse City    12     18    19    13    —62

Greenville      13    17    11    10    —51

  RC: Jackson Watts 8, Joseph Steffen 20, Tyler Thompson 5, Cameron Caffee 3, Matthew Briceno 5, Jared Richardson 11, Devante Alexander 6, Derek Haumpy 4.

  G: Collen Wilburn 7, Byron Redmon 4, John Franklin 6, Layton Prado 2, Octavion Phelps 1, Marlon Mack 10, Justin Wade 5, Brady Mulkey 10, Jerry Dickeson 2, K’yre Veasley 4.

  Records: RC 11-13, 6-7; G 12-13, 4-9.

  Next game: McKinney North at Royse City, Tuesday; Greenville at Lovejoy, Tuesday.

Lone Oak 57,

Quitman 34

  LONE OAK — No. 20 state-ranked Lone Oak secured the District 14-2A championship on Saturday with a 57-34 victory over Quitman.

  Ethan Fite fired in 18 points, while Clint Mahand and Sawyer Zachary each tallied 10 for Lone Oak, which stayed undefeated in district play at 13-0.

  The 22-3 Buffaloes travel to Edgewood Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. game.

  “One small step for us in a long journey ahead,” said Lone Oak coach Matt McLaughlin. “Right now we’re just taking it one game at a time and trying to get better every day.”

                  District 14-2A boys

Quitman       3       2      8    21    —34

Lone Oak    13    13    14    17    —57

  Q: Sheldon 8, Keaton 8, Henry 6.

  LO: Ethan Fite 18, Clint Mahand 10, Sawyer Zachary 10, Trevor Hemphill 9, Coleton Lasseter 4, Jack Nichol 2, Kevin Smith 2, Nate Campbell 2.

  Records: LO 22-3, 13-0.

  Next game: Lone Oak at Edgewood, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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