The Saltillo Lions’ basketball team suffered another hard luck one point loss in a Boles holiday tournament Friday. Host team Boles edged by the Lions, 52-51.
The Lions had good opening and closing quarters but they had trouble with Boles in the second quarter. After the Lions led 18-9 after the first quarter, Boles outscored them 21-7 in the second quarter to take a 30-25 halftime lead. Boles increased the lead by one point in the third quarter and it was 40-34 after three quarters. Saltillo outscored Boles 17-12 in the fourth quarter but came up just one point short.
The Lions got a strong game from Trevor Moore who scored 22 points. Walker McGill added 12 points. Also for Saltillo, Matthew Gurley and Levi Hoover both scored 6 points, Branson McGill had 4 points and Lyle Bench added 1 point.
The Lions season record is now 12-14. They will play another game in the Boles tournament Saturday at 11 a.m.