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Saltillo Lions Win District Championship

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The Saltillo Lions’ basketball team captured the district championship with a double overtime win over Avinger, 50-44 Friday (February 15).

After trailing Avinger, 9-8 after one quarter, the Lions outscored Avinger 12-3 in the second quarter to lead 20-12 at the half. Avinger trailed 29-23 after three quarters. The teams were tied 26-26 after regulation play. During two overtime periods, the Lions outscored Avinger 14-8 to take the win. The Lions also earned the #1 district seed in the playoffs.

Ben Moore led the Lions with 24 points. Chris Boekhorst had 18 points. Andrew Redburn scored 5 points. Levi Hoover added 2 points and Matthew Gurley had 1 point.

The Lions improved their season record to 25-8. The Lions play next on Thursday or Friday with opponent and site to be determined.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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