Both the Saltillo Lions and Lady Lions played basketball Tuesday. The Lions dropped a close one at Wolfe City, 35-30. Wolfe City led by only two entering the fourth quarter but they hung on to win. The Lions are now 10-14 for the season. The Lions got points from eight different players. Matthew Gurley scored 6 points, Branson McGill 5, Trevor Moore and Lyle Bench 4 each, Walker McGill, Logan Camp and Michael Simmons had 3 points each and Clayton Wilson had 2 points. The Lions will host Fannindel Friday night. The Lady Lions will play Fannindel first Friday at 6 p.m. at Saltillo.
The Saltillo JV got a win over Wolfe City Tuesday, 35-30. Ryan Prewitt had 18 points, Ben Moore had 8, Michael Clover 7 and Nate Valenzuela had 2. The Lions JV improved their season record to 11-2. They will play next in a Saltillo JV tournament on January 19.
The Saltillo Lady Lions won big, 49-12 over Sulphur Bluff Tuesday. Madison Simmons led the Lady Lions with 13 points and Melissa Groenewold had 10 points. Sienna Collins had 6 points. Melissa Tawil, Jocelyn Ochoa and Ana Gallegos all had 4 points each. Christie Gurley and Tori Mobley had 3 points each and Jordan Sustaire scored 2 points. Angel Brown had 6 points for Sulphur Bluff. Ann Dorner added 3 points, Katlyn White 2 points and Hailey Halbert 1 point.