The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


February 9, 2013

Royse City knocks Lions out of playoff picture


GREENVILLE — Royse City 60,

Greenville 59

  ROYSE CITY — A shot at the buzzer didn’t fall for the Greenville Lions as they dropped a 60-59 District 13-4A game against Royse City on Friday night.

  The loss knocked the 15-17 Lions out of the playoff picture at 4-9 in district play.

  Royse City improved to 17-13 and 7-6.

  “We played to win but came up short,” said Lions coach Marcus Smith. “It was a tough and physical game. We just had too many turnovers and gave up too many threes. My seniors I’m very proud of.   And we will fight to win at home on Tuesday night.”

  Marquis Taylor and Dartannon Wilson both fired in 18 points to lead the Lions.

  Jamie Briceno topped the Bulldogs with 16 points, while Trey Hayes added 12 and Michael Webb 10.

  The Lions will close out the season at home on Tuesday against Lucas Lovejoy and will recognize the seniors and their parents.

                      District 13-4A boys

Greenville     17    15    14    13    —59

Royse City    15    18    14    13    —60

  G: Collen Wilburn 9, Marquis Taylor 18, Darion Neal 5, Jamar Clark 1, Dartannon Wilson 18, Chris Bazor 3, Brady Mulkey 4, John Franklin 1.

  RC: Tre Hayes 12, Michael Webb 10, Zach Summers 9, Jackson Watts 3, Dalton Warner 3, Jamie Briceno 16, David Frye 5, Dustin Jackson 2.

  Record: G 15-17, 4-9; RC 17-13, 7-6.

  Next game: Lucas Lovejoy at Greenville, Tuesday.

                     Junior varsity boys

Greenville     12    11    12    16    —51

Royse City    12    18    20    13    —63

  G: Tyler Matthews 12, Shaquille Anderson 11.

  RC: Briceno 20.

                     Freshman boys

Greenville     19    13    22    14    —68

Royse City    20    16    14    20    —70

  G: Treyvon Heard 17, Spencer Gilbert 16.

  RC: Alexander 27.

Longview C.H. 48,

GCS 39

  Longview Christian Heritage outscored Greenville Christian School 48-39 in TAPPS District 3-2A play on Friday.

  Will Martens led the Eagles with 11 points and Cameron Arnold finished with five.

  GCS plays again Monday at home.   

           TAPPS District 3-2A

    Longview Christian Heritage 48, GCS 39

  LCH: A. Jones 14, Upchurch 14, B. Jones 9.

  GCS: Will Martens 11, Cameron Arnold 10, Morgan Henry 5, Andrew Eastwood 3, David Chandler 3, Tristan Wooten 2.

  Next game: East Texas Christian at GCS, Monday.

Fruitvale 70,

Campbell 33

  FRUITVALE — Fruitvale won 70-33 over the Campbell Indians Friday in District 23-A action.

Jose Romero fired in 15 points for Campbell, while Jacob Camp added nine.

                   District 23-A boys

Campbell    3    12     11      7    —33   

Fruitvale    16    22    14    18    —70   

  C:  Jose Romero 15, Jacob Camp 9, Dallas Degarso 4, Brian Curiel 3, Junior Vasquez 2.

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