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Junior Kobe Thompson shooting for the basket against Vista Ridge. The Lions will play against the Rangers this Friday.

Junior Kobe Thompson shooting for the basket against Vista Ridge. The Lions will play against the Rangers this Friday.

Jack Densmore

Jack Densmore

Junior Kobe Thompson shooting for the basket against Vista Ridge. The Lions will play against the Rangers this Friday.

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The Lions won their game last Friday night against Marble Falls 70-35, putting the Lions current record at six wins and five losses in district, and 15 wins and 12 losses overall.

“We just wanted to prove that we are still the team we were at the start of district and that we are a big threat for a playoff spot,” junior Chase Cotton said.

In the first half the Lions scored a total of 31 points with junior Kobe Thompson leading the pride with eight points. Juniors Cody Bayer and Kristian Murphy scored five points, and Cotton scored six points. 

We just wanted to prove that we are still the team we were at the start of district and that we are a big threat for a playoff spot.”

— Chase Cotton

“We worked in more player rotations to see what’s going to work for the future,” Cotton said.

In the final half of the game, the Lions continued to run all over the Mustangs putting up 39 points total. Bayer scored seven points in the final quarter, and senior David Bonner scored eight points. Bayer finished the game with 12 points in the game. Sophomore Dalton Flowers scored eight points in the half. Cotton put up another six points in half and also making all four free throws in the third quarter, he scored 12 points total in the game.

“It was probably my best individual game so far this season,” Bayer said. “I was able to play quite a bit and get comfortable on the court.”

Next the Lions face off against East View at home today at 7:30 p.m.

“They’re a team we can’t overlook,” Cotton said. “We can’t be focusing on Vista on Friday and think we’re just going to coast through the East View game.”

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