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November 3, 2013

Greenville Lions tune up for basketball opener

GREENVILLE —   Greenville’s Lions tuned up for the upcoming basketball season by scrimmaging against Dallas Faith and Terrell on Saturday in the Lions Den.

  Terrell outscored the Lions 36-32 and 36-18 in two halves of play and Dallas Faith was up 34-14 and 23-17 in the two halves.

  “I was pleased with some things,” said Marcus Smith, who returns as the Lions head coach. “Other times we played like we’re nervous.”

  The Lions suited up eight players for the varsity action, including Collen Wilburn, Byron Redman, Marlon Mack, Justin Wade, Brady Mulkey, Jerry Dickeson, Kyre Veasely and Brendan Coleman.

  They’re expecting up to seven more players once football season ends on Friday, when the Lions  play at Sherman.

  “We’re going to be a full-court press and man-to-man defensive team,” said Smith. “We’re working on the post game, more physical, and on our guards playing defense and hustle. Us hustle as a team.”

  The Lions are hoping to improve on last season’s 15-18 season record and 4-10 mark in District 13-4A play.

  Dallas Faith jumped ahead 16-0 before the Lions could score in the first half. Greenville kept it closer in the second scrimmage with some drives to the bucket by Wilburn and a couple of buckets up close by Wade.

  Dickeson scored inside a couple of times against Terrell and Mack also took it to the bucket.

  The Lions will scrimmage again on Saturday, this time at the Greenville Middle School, starting at 10 a.m. Scheduled opponents include Mesquite Poteet, Sulphur Springs and Paris ROMEO Prep.

  Greenville’s season opener is set for Nov. 12 at Prosper.


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