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Ennis forward Marlon Jones drives toward the basket Friday night against Midlothian. (Kirk Holt/KBEC Sports)

GALLERY: Ennis boys’ hoops in third after first half of 14-5A

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports

The Ennis basketball boys bounced back from a tough road loss against state-ranked Midlothian with a convincing home win against Joshua on Tuesday.

Thanks to the victory, the Lions will begin the second half of District 14-5A with a 3-3 mark in district action. And they’ll do so at home Tuesday against Corsicana, who Ennis previously defeated 58-54 on Jan. 3.

The Lions also sandwiched an 80-70 district home win against Cleburne between the Corsicana and Joshua dubs.

In that win, Dee Johnson led all scorers with 27 points and Laylon Spencer added 25.
Ennis is currently 3-14 on the season. It is important, however, to remember that the Lions had to begin the season without several key players — like Spencer and Johnson — due to the success of the football team.

Ennis is currently in third place in the 14-5A standings, trailing only Midlothian and Red Oak — both remain unbeaten and set to face each other at 8 p.m. Friday in Midlothian.


All photos by Kirk Holt/KBEC and taken during the Ennis Lions 68-41 road loss against Midlothian on Friday, Jan. 17. 

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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