The Saltillo Lions and Saltillo Lady Lions were involved in basketball games Tuesday night. The Lions dropped a close one to Wolfe City, 46-42 while the Lady Lions won big over Sulphur Bluff, 65-24.
The Lions got off to slow start and trailed Wolfe City, 8-4 after the first quarter. The Lions rallied to take a 20-17 halftime lead. Wolfe City responded with a strong third quarter and went ahead 36-25. The Lions outscored Wolfe City 17-10 in the fourth quarter but ended up 4 points behind at 46-42. Trevor Moore led the Lions with 10 points. Walker McGill and Chris Boekhorst both scored 8 points. Matthew Gurley had 6 points. Levi Hoover added 5 points. Michael Clover scored 3 points. Lyle Bench had 2 points. The Lions are now 14-13 for the season. They play at Fannindel on Friday.
The Lady Lions outscored Sulphur Bluff in every quarter in their win. Madison Simmons had a big scoring game for the Lady Lions with 30 points. Anna Reeder score 9 points. Jordan Sustaire, Tori Mobley and Maddy Smith scored 6 points each. Jocelyn Ochoa scored 3 points. Chandler Bain and Christi Gurley scored 2 points apiece. The Lady Lions improved their season record to 11-15. They play next at Fannindel on Friday.