The Greenville Lions and Lady Lions will try to put Tuesday losses behind them as they resume District 13-4A play tonight against a pair of teams from Sulphur Springs.
The 3-12 Lions, who dropped their 13-4A opener 55-44 at Mount Pleasant, will entertain the Wildcats starting with the freshman contest at 5, followed by the junior varsity and varsity.
The 4-17 Lady Lions, who fell 50-35 to Mount Pleasant at home on Tuesday, will make the short trip down I-30 to play at Sulphur Springs, starting with the freshmen at 5.
Sulphur Springs carries only a 2-19 season record into the boys varsity contest following a 57-51 loss to Sherman on Tuesday. Isiah Lacy led the Wildcats with 12 points and Tre’ Dean added 10.
Greenville gave up leads of 14-8 and 31-20 in the first half of Tuesday’s loss at Mount Pleasant. The Lions matched Mount Pleasant in scoring in the second half.
“We just gave up too much in the first half,” said Lions coach Marcus Smith.
Jeffro Davis topped the Lions with 11 points and Sawyer Harmon added eight.
The Sulphur Springs Lady Wildcats are 16-7 for the season and 1-3 in district play following a 70-44 loss to Sherman. That loss snapped Sulphur Springs’ five-game winning streak. Reagan Humphrey paced Sulphur Springs in that game with 20 points and Desi Debase added 12.
Greenville led Mount Pleasant 9-8 in the first quarter before giving way over the final three quarters against Mount Pleasant.
“Overall the girls gave good effort and competed,” said Lady Lions coach Lesa Darst.
MacKenzie Cooper pumped in 17 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Lady Lions.
It’s a busy night for most of the other local teams. Other games scheduled include the Royse City Bulldogs at Denison, Denison Lady Jackets at Royse City, the Van Vandals at Commerce, the Commerce Lady Tigers at Anna, Celina’s Bobcats at Community, the Farmersville Lady Farmers at Community, Mabank’s Panthers at Quinlan Ford, the Quinlan Ford Lady Panthers at Van, the Hawkins Hawks at Rains, the Rains Lady Wildcats at Canton.
Also scheduled are Caddo Mills at Rivercrest, Como-Pickton at Lone Oak, the Leonard Tigers at Trenton, Blue Rige at Bland, the Union Hill Buldogs at Boles, the Cumby Lady Trojans at Boles, Dallas A+ boys at Cumby, the Campbell Lady Indians at Yantis, Sam Rayburn at Celeste, Wolfe City at Honey Grove, Fannindel at Savoy and Greenville Phoenix at Greenville Christian School.