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January 23, 2013

Wylie takes two from Greenville Lions, Lady Lions


GREENVILLE —   Wylie used big advantages in the first and third quarters to beat the Greenville Lady Lions 50-29 in District 13-4A basketball on Tuesday night in the Lions Den.

  Wylie outscored Greenville 15-2 in the first quarter and then 19-4 in the third to build a comfortable 43-18 lead. Greenville outscored Wylie in the two other quarters, 12-9 and 11-7.

  Wylie used a tough man-for-man defense to held the Lady Lions scoreless for the first 7:48. Mackenzie Cooper broke the spell for Greenville to make it 15-2. Wylie’s defense limited the Lady Lions to only two shots in the first 5:14.

  Cooper wound up with 13 points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists.

  Raven Pippen was next for Greenville with eight points.

  Colby Davis led the Lady Pirates with 16 points, Kennedi Foreman added 14 and Meunshae Stewart added 11 as the Lady Pirates improved to 7-3 in district play.

  Greenville dropped to 2-8 in district and 12-12 for the season.

                     District 13-4A girls basketball

Wylie          15     9    19    7    —50

Greenville    2    12      4  11    —29

  W: Colby Davis 16, Kennedi Foreman 14, Taelor Drew 5, Kiersten St. Pierre 2, Kako Cox 2, Meunshae Stewart 11.

  G: Raven Pippen 8, Mackenzie Cooper 13, Abby Ellsworth 4, Savannah Himes 4.

  Records: G 12-12, 2-8; W 10-17, 7-3.

  Next game: Wylie East at Greenville, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

                     Junior varsity boys

Wylie           13    16    20    13    —62

Greenville    16      5     9     26    —56

  W: Jordan 15, Johnson 16, Cox 12.

  G: D’erren Wilson 35, Layton Prado 7, Brandon Forbes 6.

Wylie 73,

Greenville 54

               By Steve Shwarts

            Herald-Banner Staff

  Jacoby Armstrong fired in 29 points to lead the Wylie Pirates to a 73-54 win over the Greenville Lions in 13-4A basketball at the Lions Den Tuesday.

  Kameron Kelly pumped in 18 for the Pirates, while Travonta Maddox and Myron Varmall added 11.

  Dartannon Wilson shot in 20 for Greenville, while Collen Wilburn added 13.

  “We had a great opportunity to step up tonight to fight for third or fourth place in District 13-4A,” said Greenville head coach Marcus Smith. “We didn’t come out aggressively on both ends of the floor. Wylie was more aggressive and played with a better desire to win. Greenville has to be more consistent.”

   Greenville will host Wylie East Friday night at the Lions Den with the varsity game starting at 8 p.m.

                     District 13-4A boys

Wylie            22    17    13    21    —73

Greenville    16    16     10    12    —54

  W: Kameron Kelly 18, Myron Varmall 11, Travonta Maddox 11, David Strickland 2, Karmell Joseph 4, Jacoby Armstrong 29.

  G: Dartannon Wilson 20, Collen Wilburn 13, Marquis Taylor 6, Darion Neal 4, Marlon Mack 3, Lorenzo Smith 2, Brady Mulkey 2, Jerry Dickeson 2, John Franklin 2.

  Records: W 6-18, 4-4; G 13-14, 2-6.

  Next game: Wylie East at Greenville, 8 p.m. Friday.

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