Saltillo basketball teams found wins hard to come by at two separate tournaments Friday.
The Saltillo Lions lost two games at a Miller Grove tournament. The Lions lost to the McKinney Boyd JV, 65-51. They were also outpointed by White Oak, 54-45. In that one, the Lions actually led 13-12 after the first quarter and 21-18 at the half. White Oak went ahead 36-33 after three quarters and added to their lead by outscoring the Lions, 18-12 in the fourth quarter. Against White Oak, Walker McGill led Saltillo with 12 points. Lyle Bench had 11 points, Chris Boekhorst added 10 points, Trevor Moore had 6 and Matt Gurley, Ryan Pruitt and Branson McGill had 2 points each. After Friday play, the Lions’ season record is 2-6.
The Saltillo Lady Lions dropped a game to Tyler Grace Comminity School, 45-21 in the Winnsboro Hoopfest Friday. Tyler Grace led after all four periods Friday. Madison Simmons led the Lady Lions with 9 points, Jocelyn Ochoa had 5 points, Anna Reeder had 4 points, Maddie Smith had 3 points and Kristina Wade scored 2 points.