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Lions defeat Marble Falls in district play

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Junior Kristian Murphy shooting the ball for two points. Murphy scored 11 points in the game.

Junior Kristian Murphy shooting the ball for two points. Murphy scored 11 points in the game.

Jack Densmore

Jack Densmore

Junior Kristian Murphy shooting the ball for two points. Murphy scored 11 points in the game.

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The Lions won their game against Marble Falls 78-37 after coming off a close loss to Cedar Park last week.

“I thought our offensive execution was pretty solid, we didn’t turn the ball over very much,” Head Coach Clint Bradley said. “We had a balanced attack, we got the ball into the interior, and we also took very high percentage perimeter shots.”

Junior Kristian Murphy, and senior David Bonner scored six points in the opening quarter. At halftime, the Lions led 40-19 with Bonner, junior Chase Cotton and Murphy all totaling nine points.

“We’re feeling pretty good,” junior JP Stevens said. “We got a good win, and we have East View on Friday so if we play well we’ll win that one too.”

In the beginning of the final half, Cotton rushed passed defenders to score a dunk. Cotton’s total points in the game was 13. Junior JP Stevens scored a point higher with 14 total points in the game, 11 of those points coming in the second half. Bonner finished the game with 12 points total. 

We got a good win, and we have East View on Friday so if we play well we’ll win that one too.”

— JP Stevens

“I was just dribbling down, like my warmups, and it just happened,” Cotton said. “It’s pretty exciting actually.”

The Lions go on to face East View this Friday in Georgetown.

“East View is an athletic team who is very aggressive on the offensive end, and so we’re going to have to do a good job of just guarding them, keeping in front of them and not letting them get second chance points,” Bradley said.

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