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Saltillo Lions Basketball Falls to Slidell In Quarterfinal

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The Saltillo Lions Basketball team could not keep pace with Slidell in a season-ending 63-53 loss in the quarterfinals of playoffs in Bells, TX on Saturday, Feb. 27.

While Saltillo did manage to outscore the Greyhounds, 16-10 in the first quarter, it was the only one in which the Lions were able to do so. From there, Slidell’s offense took control of the game, taking a 27-26 edge before halftime thanks to a Greyhounds offense that outscored Saltillo 17-10. From there it was more of the same, as even though the Lions managed to only get outscored 16-14 in the third to be looking at a three point deficit going in to the fourth quarter, 43-40, Slidell was able to pull ahead as the game drew to a close and left Bells, TX with a 63-53 win over the Saltillo Lions basketball team in the quarterfinal round of playoffs.

Chris Boekhorst led the Lions Saturday with 24 points. Coy Collins had 12 points, Andrew Redburn scored 12 points, Colby McCoy added 5 points and Gunner Tarver rounded out the scoring for the Lions with 4 points.

It was a tough end to an otherwise phenomenal season.

The Lions finish their season with an 20-8 (11-0 district) record, having been crowned district champs after an undefeated district season, were awarded the #1 seed of District 24-1A for the 2020-21 regular season. The Lions won their Area match-up before falling to Slidell in the Quarterfinal round.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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