The Saltillo Lions’ basketball team won one and lost one on the first day of the Mt. Vernon Classic Tuesday. The Lions opened with a 70-30 loss to Mt. Vernon. Then the Lions won a 48-47 thriller over Como-Pickton.
Como-Pickton had a four point lead after the first quarter and at halftime. The Lions tied the score, 36-36 after three quarters. The Lions outscored Como-Pickton 12-11 in the fourth quarter to win the game. Lyle Bench led the Saltillo scoring with 12 points against Como-Pickton.
Walker McGill scored 10 points, Dakota Patridge had 7, Trevor Moore 6, Clayton Wilson 5, Logan Camp 4 and Ryan Pruitt and Michael Simmons had 2 points each.
The Lions are now 8-11 for the season. Wednesday they play Longview Christian at 10:20 a.m. and Winnsboro at 1 p.m.
In JV action Tuesday, Saltillo defeated Prairiland, 40-17. The Lions JV plays Mt. Vernon and Winnsboro Wednesday.