Royse City 67
By Steve Shwarts
Jerry Dickeson’s three-point play with one second remaining gave the Greenville Lions a 69-67 victory over the Royse City Bulldogs in District 13-4A basketball at the Lions Den Tuesday.
Royse City’s Tre Hayes had given the Bulldogs a 67-66 lead with 13 seconds left on the clock before Dickeson’s heroics.
Dickeson fired in 15 points to lead the Lions, while Dartannon Wilson and Marquis Taylor each pumped in 13.
Tre Hayes fired in 22 for Royse City, while Jamie Briceno pumped in 21.
“It was a big win,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith. “This (Royse City) was the second-place team in our district. Some of my shooters did not have their best shooting night. But we never quit. They kept working. We stayed mentally strong. We made the big shots at the end. Our new team motto is: ‘One game at a time.’”
Royse City and Greenville traded the lead back and forth through the first quarter, which ended with Greenville holding a 22-21 advantage.
The Lions then outscored Royse City 17-13 in the second quarter to grab a 39-34 halftime lead.
Royse City then outscored the home team 13-10 in the third quarter to get within 49-47 after three quarters.
Each team scored 20 in the fourth quarter, with Dickeson’s 3-point play being the difference.
Greenville is now 13-12 for the season and 2-4 in district play, while Royse City falls to 14-9 and 4-2.
Greenville travels to Lucas Lovejoy Friday for an 8 p.m. matchup with the Leopards.
District 13-4A boys
Royse City 21 13 13 20 —67
Greenville 22 17 10 20 —69
RC: Tre Hayes 22, Michael Webb 6, Jackson Watts 5, Dalton Warner 7, Jamie Briceno 21, David Frye 4, Dustin Jackson 2.
G: Collen Wilburn 8, Marquis Taylor 13, Jamar Clark 2, Marlon Mack 2, Darion Neal 8, Dartannon Wilson 13, Brady Mulkey 8, Jerry Dickeson 15.
Records: RC: 14-9, 4-2; G 13-12, 2-4.
Next game: Greenville at Lucas Lovejoy, 8 p.m. Friday.
Sam Rayburn 56,
Wolfe City 50
WOLFE CITY — Sam Rayburn turned a 20-13 lead in the first quarter into a 56-50 District 15-A win on Tuesday over Wolfe City.
Malik Gaffney paced Wolfe City with 11 points, while Cody Harbin added 10.
District 15-A boys
Sam Rayburn 20 9 14 13 —56
Wolfe City 13 9 18 10 —50
SR: Sanders 12, Treybig 12, Richardson 14, Titsworth 9.
WC: Cody Harbin 10, Malik Gaffney 11, Justin Wilkinson 8, Tim Lloyd 6, Colton Quirl 7, Hunter Bostick 5, Andre Brown 4.
Record: WC 2-4.
Next game: Wolfe City at Celeste, Friday.