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January 19, 2013

Lucas Lovejoy downs Greenville Lady Lions, Lions


GREENVILLE — Lucas Lovejoy 53,

Greenville (girls) 21

  LUCAS —  Lucas Lovejoy outdefensed the Greenville Lady Lions, handing them a 53-21 District 13-4A loss on Friday.

  Lovejoy limited the Lady Lions to single digits in each quarter.

  “They played tough defense on us,” said Lady Lions coach Lesa Darst. “They pushed us out of our comfort zone. We never got to a rhythm. They’re a very physical team.”

  Arian Alford led the Lady Lions with seven points to go with five rebounds.

  Mackenzie Cooper finished with eight rebounds for the Lady Lions.

  Samantha Odom led Lovejoy with 13 points and Stefanie Lewerenz added 11.

                            District 13-4A girls

Greenville            6       7      3      5    —21

Lucas Lovejoy    14    10    10    19    —53

  G: Arian Alford 7, Maddy Crabtree 2, Mackenzie Cooper 4, Elizabeth Rutherford 5, Savannah Himes 3.

  L: Stefanie Lewerenz 11, Samantha Odom 13, Shani Rainey 9, Cassie Conarty 7.

  Records: G 12-11, 2-7; 13-14, 7-2.

  Next game: Wylie at Greenville, Tuesday.

                           Junior varsity girls

Greenville          16     8      9    9    —42

Lucas Lovejoy    8    14    16    8    —46

  G: Britney Smith 10, Sara Aly 8, Jordan Sweat 7.

Lucas Lovejoy 65,

Greenville 54

  LUCAS — The Lucas Lovejoy Leopards stayed undefeated in District 13-4A basketball with a 65-54 victory over the Greenville Lions on Friday.

  Jordan Reed fired in 24 while Jake Flaggert tallied 15 for the Leopards, who are now 12-6 overall and 6-0 in district play.

  Dartannon Wilson fired in 14 to lead the Lions, who fell to 12-13 and 2-5.

  “We had a hard fought game,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith. “We played very aggressive on both ends of the floor. We committed 20 turnovers which affected us from being able to control the game. We have begun the turnaround the way we play defense. We are more aggressive and we play more as a team.”

  Greenville comes home to host the Wylie Pirates Tuesday with tipoff scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Lions Den.

                     District 13-4A boys

Greenville    18      9      9    18    —54

Lovejoy        12    17    17    19    —65

  G: Marquis Taylor 4, John Franklin 4, Collen Wilburn 5, Marlon Mack 6, Brady Mulkey 6, Jerry Dickeson 7, Darion Neal 8, Dartannon Wilson 14.

  L: Sam Victor 2, Chris Ford 4, Max Tillinghast 4, Elias Olvera 4, Cameron Knight 6, Trevor Eckard 8, Jake Flaggert 15, Jordan Reed 24.

  Record: LL 12-6, 6-0; G 12-13, 2-5.

  Wylie at Greenville, Tuesday.

                     Junior varsity boys

Greenville    13    10      4    14    —41

Lovejoy       12     20    13    13    —58

  G: Brandon Forbes 11, Derren Wilson 16.

  L: Bowman Sells 11, Greg Watson 12.

                    Freshman boys

Greenville    5       8     5      8    —26

Lovejoy      19    19    14    10    —62

  G: Zarrian Brown 6, Carandal Hale 6.

  L: Fuller 16, Howley 18.

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