The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


December 4, 2013

Greenville Lions, Lady Lions win


GREENVILLE —   After jumping out to a 14-0 lead with 3:30 left in the first quarter one might think the Greenville Lions might have an easy time Tuesday in the Lions Den against the Princeton Panthers.

  Well, think again. The Lions had to hold on for a 60-57 victory as the Panthers missed three shots in the final 10 seconds.

  “Great defensive game tonight,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith. “We never gave up. We never quit. At times we made poor offensive decisions but our defense carried us. We stressed defense from the beginning of the year. We made a great defensive stop at the end of the game.”

 Jerry Dickeson and Marlon Mack both fired in 13 points to lead Greenville, while Byron Redman tossed in nine.

                      Varsity boys

Princeton       7    11    18    21    —57

Greenville    16    14    18    12    —60

  P: Dennis Lockman 19, Jakari Dillard 16, Nathan Colfield 4, James Briggs 6, Rickey Portillo 6, Jacob Nocktoick 2, Kendal Ogletree 2, Sean Stepan 2.

  G: Collen Wilburn 8, Byron Redman 9, John Franklin 7, Justin Wade 8, Layton Prado 2, Marlon Mack 13, Jerry Dickeson 13.

  Records: P 2-4, G 4-2.

  Next game: Greenville vs. Forney, 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Royse City tournament.

Greenville (girls) 53,

North Garland 42

  GARLAND — Savannah Himes pumped in a season-high 22 points to lift the Greenville Lady Lions to a 53-42 win on Tuesday over North Garland.

Britney Smith also tossed in 16 points to go with seven steals for the Lady Lions, who improved to 3-8 for the season.

  Jordan Sweat led the Lady Lions with eight rebounds.

                          Varsity girls

Greenville           9    12    15    17    —53

North Garland    7    15      7    13    —42

  G: Britney Smith 16, Ruby Pena 2, Cortney Luna 1, Reagan Jeffery 6, Jordan Sweat 6, Savannah Himes 22.

  NG: Perez 1, Davis 2, Duffey 2, Chapman 10, Echendu 7, Thomas 2, Berry 8, Cross 8.

Record: G 3-8.

  Next game: Greenville vs. Rockwall-Heath, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Royse City tournament.

Tom Bean 48,

Wolfe City 24

  TOM BEAN — Tom Bean limited Wolfe City to single digits in all four quarters on the way to a 48-24 non-district win over the Wolves on Tuesday night.

  Malik Gaffney and Colton Quirl both tossed in nine points to lead Wolfe City.

                     Varsity boys

Wolfe City    6       6      8      4    —24

Tom Bean    11    11    16    10    —48

  WC: Malik Gaffney 9, Colton Quirl 9, Hunter Bostick 4, Justin Wilkinson 2.

  TB: Logan LeDane 17, Hunter Brook 7, Dalton Blassingame 6.

  Record: W 0-2.

  Next game: Wolfe City vs. Tom Bean, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Celeste tournament.

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