The Saltillo Lions remained unbeaten in district play but it wasn’t easy Tuesday night. The Lions edged by Sulphur Bluff, 43-38.
Sulphur Bluff led 9-8 after one quarter and 20-17 at halftime. The score was tied 29-29 after three quarters. Saltillo outscored Sulphur Bluff in the fourth quarter, 14-9 to take the win. The Lions are 8-0 in district play and 18-14 overall.
Trevor Moore led the Lions with 14 points and Michael Simmons scored 11. Other Lions scorers included Mathew Gurley with 4 points, Walker McGill, Adam Valenzuela, Dakota Patridge and Lyle Bench who all had 3 points. Logan Camp scored 2 points.
The Saltillo Lions JV also had a dominating 61-14 win over Sulphur Bluff. The Lions JV jumped out to a 12-3 first quarter lead and increased their lead in each quarter. Colt Speer led the Saltillo JV with 20 points. Nathan Valenzuela had 13 points. Ben Moore scored 12 points. Michael Clover added 8 points. Levi Hoover had 4 points. Dillon Beadle and Hendrick Rios scored 2 points apiece. The Saltillo JV ended their season at 17-3.