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  • Writer's pictureDave McKenzie

Lions 38 Wildcats 30, Panthers Tonight at CHS

Photo: Gail Bouchard Johnson

Coach Shane Hawkins received a solid performance by his Lions squad as they knock off the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats 38-30 in the first of two SIRR Conference games this weekend.

It was a typical conference battle that you see in every River to River conference matchup, the Lions were able to push the lead to double digits just a couple of times, but maintained a seven or eight point lead most of the night.

The Lions led 12-5 after one, 24-17 at the half and 30-22 at the end of the third quarter.

Senior Eli Downen led the Lions in scoring with sixteen. Playing on a bum ankle Bryce Anderson had five, Taylor Siemer had 3, Jake Hixson added 2. Sophomores Peyton Bittle (2 points) and Caden Hawkins (6 points) got the start for the Lions.

You can hear the game highlights from last nights win here:

The Lions will host the Pinckneyville Panthers tonight at 7:45 pm.

Scott Hudson and I will have all the action on NewsRadio WJPF and on the livestream starting with our pre-game show starting around 7:30 PM.

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