Vista Ridge 74,
ROYSE CITY — Cedar Park Vista Ridge handed the Greenville Lions a 74-61 loss on Thursday in the Royse City tournament.
“They were very disciplined,” said Lions coach Marcus Smith. “Pretty good on both ends on the floor. They played solid defense. They got a lot of defensive rebounds. For us, defensively we’re still a little slow.”
Marquis Taylor fired in 27 points to lead the Lions and all scorers with 27 points, while Dartannon Wilson tossed in 12 and Jamar Clark added 10.
Greenville, now 1-5 for the season, will next play Dallas Conrad at 11:30 a.m. today in the tournament.
Royse City tournament
Greenville 19 17 6 19 —61
Vista Ridge 22 22 18 12 —74
G: Brady Mulkey 2, Collen Wilburn 2, Darion Neal 8, Jamar Clark 10, Dartannon Wilson 12, Marquis Taylor 27.
VR: Thomas 4, Shaull 1, Mayberry 5, Moehle 6, Gossett 7, Piper 12, Smung 14, Jackson 25.
Record: G 1-5.
Next game: Greenville vs. Dallas Conrad, 11:30 a.m. today.
Melissa (girls) 49,
ROYSE CITY — The Gr eenville Lady Lions dropped two games at the Royse City tournament on Thursday.
Melissa beat the Lady Lions 49-34 in the first game and Dallas Bryan Adams slipped past Greenville 54-47 in the second game.
Maddy Crabtree and Mackenzie Cooper both scored eight points to lead the Lady Lions against Melissa.
Cooper and Elizabeth Rutherford both pumped in 11 points to lead Greenville against Bryan Adams as the Lady Lions dropped to 7-3 for the season.
“We didn’t come focused and we lacked focus,” said Greenville coach Lesa Darst. “We must focus better.”
Greenville plays again at 10 a.m. Saturday in the tournament.
Royse City tournament
Greenville 9 6 9 10 —34
Melissa 19 9 10 11 —49
G: Arian Alford 3, Maddy Crabtree 8, Chandra Jeffery 2, Mackenzie Cooper 8, Elizabeth Rutherford 6, Abby Ellsworth 2, Savannah Himes 5.
M: Taylor 16, Whitten 8.
Bryan Adams 12 6 17 19 —54
Greenville 19 10 5 13 —47
G: Arian Alford 6, Maddy Crabtree 8, Courtney Luna 3, Mackenzie Cooper 11, Elizabeth Rutherford 11, Abby Ellsworth 3, Savannah Himes 4.
BA: Gilbert 15, Fears 12.
Record: G 7-3.
Next game: Greenville at Royse City tournament, 10 a.m. Saturday.
Quinlan Ford (girls) 39,
WILLS POINT — A 12-11 edge in the first quarter helped the Quinlan Ford Lady Panthers slip past Alba-Golden, 39-38, in Thursday’s first round of the Wills Point tournament.
Jessika Keeton led Ford with 14 points and Taylor Elrod added 13.
Macie Arrington paced Alba-Golden and all scorers with 17 points.
Wills Point tournament
Quinlan Ford 12 7 7 13 —39
Alba-Golden 11 7 7 13 —38
QF: Jade Patton 2, Taylor Elrod 13, Jessika Keeton 14, Christian Hearn 2, Shelby Reeves 2, Brittany Smith 1.
A-G: Corlie Lennon 10, CeTara Carter 4, Kaylee Bizzell 1, Michaela Moffett 4, Caitlin Lennon 2, Macie Arrington 17.
Record: QF 8-3.
Next game: Quinlan Ford vs. either Mabank or Trinity Christian-Addison, noon today, Wills Point tournament.
Bland (girls) 54,
Sulphur Bluff 21
MERIT — The Bland Lady Tigers downed Sulphur Bluff’s Lady Bears 54-21 Thursday at the 18th annual Bland Invitational tournament.
Jaci Welborn fired in 12 points, while Sara Waidelich pumped in 10 for the Lady Tigers.
The Campbell Indians lost 79-36 to the Sulphur Bluff Bears in the Bland tournament Thursday.
Scotty Green fired in 11 points for Campbell, while Dallas Degarso pumped in nine.
McKinney Christian Academy won 48-44 over the Campbell Lady Indians.
Haley Davidson pumped in 26 points for Campbell, and Sarah Taylor fired in 12.
Sulphur Bluff 5 5 9 2 —21
Bland 21 9 9 15 —54
SB: Hancock 7.
B: Jaci Welborn 12, Sara Waidelich 10, Mackenzie Morquecho 7, Morgan Gann 6, Faith Sourber 6, Bailey Robichaux 6.
Campbell 8 10 12 5 —36
Sulphur Bluff 19 21 28 11 —79
C: Scotty Green 11, Dallas Degarso 9, Brian Curiel 6, Jr. Vasquez 4, Jacob Camp 3, Yovani Bonales 2.
SB: Justin 23, Landon 17
Campbell 11 16 10 7 —44
McKinney Christian 21 11 10 6 —48
C: Haley Davidson 26, Sarah Taylor 12, Breanna Ashmore 4, Jordan Davidson 2.
MCA: Wilks 20, James 10, McAdams 16.
Record: C 2-6.
Next game: Campbell vs. either Bland or Sulphur Bluff, 11:30 a.m. today, Bland tournament.
Celeste (girls) 50,
SAVOY — The Celeste Lady Blue Devils defeated the Detroit Lady Eagles 50-15 Thursday at the Savoy tournament.
Tiffany Crossland fired in 15 points for Celeste, while teammate Morgan Lewis drained 13.
Celeste is now 9-1 for the season.
The Celeste Blue Devils won 55-32 over the Detroit Eagles Thursday. Justin Heuber fired in 14 points and Austin Shatto pumped in 13 to lead Celeste.
Celeste is now 3-1 for the year.
Detroit 5 4 2 4 —15
Celeste 6 19 10 15 —50
D: Bronner 6.
C: Haley Trentham 3, Madalyne Pearce 2, Devon Jackson 2, Tiffany Crossland 15, Rachel Myers 5, Tirrani Dozier 3, Morgan Lewis 13, Ericka Jordan 5, Jessica Turnbaugh 2.
Record: C 9-1.
Next game: Celeste vs. Honey Grove, Today, 8 a.m. Savoy tournament.
Detroit 5 8 8 11 —32
Celeste 7 9 19 20 —55
D: Reger 9, Hart 5, Ben 4, Yarbough 4.
C: Justin Heuber 14, Austin Shatto 13, Dalton Edge 8, Tim Herman 7, Blake Garcia 5, Austin Gilliam 5, Keaton Hubbard 2, D.J. Jarrard 1.
Record: C 3-1.
Next game: Celeste vs. Fannindel, 3:30 p.m. today, Savoy tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Vista Ridge 74,
Leonard Tigers practice in Greenville
Freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures didn’t stop the Leonard Tigers from practicing on Thursday afternoon for their Class 2A Division II state quarterfinal football playoff game.
The Tigers bused to Greenville and then worked out inside the Lions’ Roy Q. Traylor practice facility.
“We had a great workout for a short one,” said Leonard coach Shane Fletcher, whose Tigers practiced for about an hour.
The 10-3 Tigers are scheduled to play the 13-0 Cooper Bulldogs at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wylie ISD stadium. But because of inclement weather, that game could be changed to Monday, according to Fletcher.
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Jerry Dickeson pumped in 12 points and John Franklin also tallied 10 for Greenville, which is now 3-2 for the season.
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