Both the Saltillo Lions and Lady Lions got basketball wins Monday and the Lady Lions won again on Tuesday.
The Lions, ranked #21 in Class A, topped Boles, 78-53. The Lions outscored Boles during the first three quarters and then coasted to victory in the fourth. Chris Boekhorst led the Lions with 33 points. Andrew Redburn scored 17 points. Colby McCoy added 12 points. Gunner Tarver and Dillon Beadle had 8 points each. The Lions improved their season record to 2-1. The Lions played Alba-Golden Tuesday.
Meanwhile the Lady Lions, ranked #16 in Class A, improved their season record to 8-3 with a big 76-21 win at home against Terrell Tuesday. The Lady Lions outscored Terrell in every quarter and held the Lady Tigers to less than ten points in three of the quarters. Chandler Bain led the Lady Lions with 18 points. Brittney Peeples had 14 points. Anna Reeder scored 13 points. Allie Lane scored 12 points. Maddy Smith had 7 points. Jocelyn Ochia added 5 points. Kristina Wade scored 3 points. Paisley Kastner and Julianna Giles both scored 2 points. Monday the Lady Lions defeated Celeste, 42-30 at Celeste. After a 10-10 first quarter tie, the Lady Lions took command of the game with strong second and third quarters. Chandler Bain led the Lady Lions with 11 points. Anna Reeder and Jocelyn Ochoa had 8 points each. Allie Lane and Kristina Wade had 5 points apiece. Brittney Peeples added 4 points. Julianna Giles scored 1 point.
The Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears Basketball Team won third place recently in the Bland Invitational Tournament with a win over Class 3A Bonham. Lady Bear Jada Wade received All-Tournament Honors. Skylar Stanley, a freshman, had her season high with 18 points. Alley Collett had 8 points. Wade scored 7 points. Ann Dorner had 5 points before going out in the second half due to an ankle injury. Dalena di Donato had 4 points.