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November 30, 2012

Greenville Lions, Lady Lions drop games at Royse City tournament


GREENVILLE — Vista Ridge 74,

Greenville 61

  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

                     Varsity boys

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,

Greenville 34

  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

                    Girls game

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.

                          Girls game

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.

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