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January 25, 2014

Lions beat Wylie East; Lady Lions drop 13-4A game

WYLIE —   The Greenville Lions won 70-65 over the Wylie East Raiders Friday in District 13-4A action.

Collen Wilburn fired in 21 to lead the Lions, who also collected 16 from Justin Wade and 15 from Jerry Dickeson.

  “Tonight we played with heart,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith. “We played as a team. We started slow in the first half. We were down by 16 points, but we kept fighting. And we executed on both ends of the floor. I was proud of my guys defense and heart.”

  Henry Dues pumped in 14 for Wylie East, while Robert Benners added 12.

  Greenville is now 12-9 overall and 4-5 in district.

  The Lions will host McKinney North Tuesday on Jam the Gym night.

                      District 13-4A boys

Greenville       7    17    20    26    —70

Wylie East    10    24    17    14    —65

  G: Byron Redmon 3, Marlon Mack 5, Brady Mulkey 7, Jerry Dickeson 15, Justin Wade 16, Collen Wilburn 21.

  WE: Dues 14, Hopkins 11, Benners 12.

  Record: G 12-9, 4-5.

  Next game: McKinney North at Greenville, Tuesday.

Wylie East (girls) 46,

Greenville 30

  WYLIE — A 17-4 advantage in the third quarter helped the Wylie East Lady Raiders to a 46-30 District 13-4A win over the Greenville Lady Lions on Friday.

  “We played a hard game the whole way,” said Lady Lions coach Lesa Darst. “We just didn’t connect on our shots in the third quarter.”

  Savannah Himes led the Lady Lions with 15 points and seven rebounds. LaQuesha Williams finished with five points and three assists.

  Emily Hartegan paced Wylie East with 14 points.

                   District 13-4A girls

Greenville     9      6      4    11    —30

Wylie East    4    19    17      6    —46

  G: LaQuesha Williams 5, Reagan Jeffery 3, Kassidy Watson 3, Jordan Sweat 4, Savannah Himes 15.

  WE: Emily Hartegan 14, Jazmin Shields 12.

  Next game: McKinney North at Greenville, Tuesday.

Blue Ridge 40,

Celeste (girls) 38

  BLUE RIDGE — Blue Ridge turned back a late Celeste rally to nip the Lady Devils 40-38 in District 15-A play on Friday.

  Tiffany Crossland and Jalisa Phillips both shot in 11 points to lead Celeste, now 8-3 in district play.

                     District 15-A girls

Celeste         9    3      9    17    —38

Blue Ridge    7    7    15    11    —40

  C: Tiffany Crossland 11, Jalisa Phillips 11, Devon Jackson 8, Rachel Myers 2, Sarah Myers 5, Catherine Mackey 1.

  BR: Garcia 11, White 14.

  Records: C 13-9, 8-3.

  Next game: Trenton at Celeste, Tuesday.

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      The second annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Greenville High School. The girls game tips off first, with the boys event to follow.


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