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February 13, 2013

Lucas Lovejoy spoils Lions season finale


GREENVILLE —   District champion Lucas Lovejoy rallied from an early deficit to beat Greenville 63-55 in the Lions’ season finale on Tuesday in the Lions Den.

  Jordan Reed fired in 21 points to lead the Leopards, who also picked up 13 points each from Trever Eckard and Chris Ford as they wrapped up District 13-4A play with a 13-1 record.

  Marquis Taylor fired in 12 for Greenville, while Dartannon Wilson pumped in 11 for the Lions, who finished at 15-18 overall and 4-10 in district.

  “Even though we didn’t make it to the playoffs, the kids worked hard,” said Lions coach Marcus Smith. “They never gave up. They never quit. A couple of games it was just a couple of possessions here and there that kept us out of the playoffs. I’m proud of my team. I want to thank the community for all their support.”

  Greenville got off to a fast start as Wilson’s 3-pointer and Taylor’s bucket gave the Lions the 5-0 advantage on their first two shots.

  Jake Flaggert got the visitors on the scoreboard with 6:45 left in the opening quarter. Flaggert nailed a jump shot and hit a free throw to get Lucas Lovejoy within 14-12 after one.

  Lovejoy grabbed its first lead with 34 seconds left before halftime as Reed nailed a 3-pointer to put the Leopards up 34-33.

  The Leopards stretched their lead to 52-41 with 6:38 left, only to have Greenville rally with back to back 3-pointers by Marlon Mack to cut the lead to 52-47 with 5:31 left.

  Greenville got to within 56-53 on Darion Neal’s two free throws with remaining but Lovejoy outscored the Lions 7-2 in the final two minutes to seal the win.

  Lovejoy, now 22-10 for the season, advances to the playoffs.

                           District 13-4A boys

Lucas Lovejoy    12     22    13    16    —63

Greenville           14    19      6     16    —55

  LL: Adam McDaniel 3, Jordan Reed 21, Cameron Knight 2, Trever Eckard 13, Sam Victor 2, Chris Ford 13, Jake Flaggert 8.

  G: Collen Wilburn 8, Jason Thomas 2, Marquis Taylor 12, Marlon Mack 6, Darion Neal 7, Dartannon Wilson 11, Brady Mulkey 6.

  Records: LL 22-10, 13-1; G 15-18, 4-10.

                           Junior varsity boys

Lucas Lovejoy    9    16    21    17    —63

Greenville         12    11    10      7    —40

  LL: Sam Meaders 23, Bowman Seilers 14.

  G: Derren Wilson 16, Shaquille Anderson 8.

                           Freshman boys

Lucas Lovejoy    19    11    17    17    —64

Greenville           13     7    16    21    —57

  LL: Aaron Fuller 14.

  G: Trevon Heard 17, Spencer Gilbert 17, Tyren Nelson 10.

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