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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.

PHOTO GALLERY

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 serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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