Lions in sole possession of first place

THE THS VARSITY LION BASKETBALL TEAM is sitting in sole possession of first place after defeating newly formed rival Malakoff last Friday night. The Lions are 4-0 in District play and have scored 100 points agaiinst two oppenents so far this season.

The Lions played host to the Buffalo Bison?s on Tuesday, January 10th?and held the visiting Bison from Buffalo to seven total field goals for the game in route to a blowout.?? The Lions took a commanding 27-0 lead in the1st quarter and led 52-12 at halftime. They pumped in 27 more points in the third quarter to Buffalo?s 6 points and won the game 100-31. This was the second time this year the Lions have scored 100 points in a game.??

Mylan Shed came out on fire...scoring 12 of his 25 points in the 1st quarter.?? Mylan Shed led the Lions scoring with 25 points, 7 steals, and had?5 rebounds?and 5 assists.??Tyrese Heard finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 deflections.? Keyshawn Rice chipped in 12 points and 4 steals.?? Donovan Smith had 10 points off the bench.??? AJ Weathers and Gary McQuirter both had 9 points, Weathers also had a game high 7 assists.

With the win, the Lions improved to 3-0 in district play?

On Friday, January 13th, the Lions took the road to face newly formed rival, Malakoff.? The winner of this game would take sole possession of 1st place.??? The Lions did just that, and took sole possession of 1st place with a 73-61 win over Malakoff.??

Mylan Shed led Teague again with 28 points and 11 rebounds, but wasn?t to be out done by Tyrese Heard, who finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds.?? Keyshawn Rice chipped in 9 points in the win.??

Malakoff looked to be the only team in district athletically able to run with the young Lions, but the Lions wore them down also.? ?We were so amped for this game it caused some sloppy play throughout the game,? said Coach Patrick, ?but we were able to keep out composure and get the win.?

The Lions took a 13-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 38-26 at halftime. Malakoff closed the gap to 51-48 at the end of the third quarter but the Lions outscored the Tigers 22-13 in the final quarter for the 73-61 victory.?

With the win, the Lions improved to 4-0 in district play and 13-8 on the season.?

The Lions host Leon on Tuesday, January 17th and play Westwood on Friday, January 20th in Palestine.

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