The Saltillo Lions Basketball team never faltered in the Area round of playoffs, cruising to a big win over Midway, 65-44 on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The Lions led 15-6 over Midway, and continued their dominance into halftime, as they led the Panthers 32-23 going in to the second half. Saltillo out-scored Midway in every quarter except the second, as both teams scored 17. From there, though, it was all Lions, all the time, as Saltillo outscored the Panthers 22-11 in the third quarter, taking a commanding 54-32 lead going into the final quarter of play. Midway did what they could to chip in to the Lions lead, but the damage was already done, as Saltillo bested the Midway Panthers 65-44 to advance to the Quarterfinals of 1A Regions 3&4 playoff basketball.
With the win, the Saltillo Lions record is now 20-7 (11-0 district).
Chris Boekhorst led the Lions Thursday with 21 points. David Whitworth had 18 points, Coy Collins scored 12 points, Andrew Redburn added 5 points and Colby McCoy and Gunner Tarver rounded out the scoring for the Lions with 3 points a piece.
Next up, the Saltillo Lions basketball team will travel out to Bells High School on Saturday, Feb. 27 to take on Slidell in the Quarterfinals of 1A playoff basketball. the Greyhounds were victors of 1A District 22 during the regular season.