In the boys game, Lithia jumped out to a 17-9 first period lead and led 43-21 by halftime. They went up 70-41 in the third period.
“We played great defense tonight and forced numerous turnovers,” said LSHS coach JW Cantrell. “It was a great team effort.”
The Lions excelled on the outside, hitting 10 3-pointers.
Johnathan Walker led the offense with 15 points. DeQuan Huff and Beau Carter followed with 12 each. Trey Jones and Bakari Best netted eight apiece.
The girls outscored Woodland 16-5 in the first period and led 29-12 at the half. They were up 50-22 after the third.
“Our press caused them all sorts of troubles,” said LSHS coach David Mills. “We were able to force a lot of turnovers in the press. It got us the lead and helped us pull away in the third quarter.”
Lithia Springs had 25 turnovers on the night.
Selena Crummie led the Lady Lions with 21 points. Tashara Jones added 20 and Tobreshia Horn had eight. Each player got hot at different times in the game.
“Crummie really stepped up her game and gave us another quality scoring effort,” said Mills. “If we can get just one other player to step up and help Tashara each game, then we will have a great opportunity to win games.”
The Lions and Lady Lions will be back in action on Friday when they host East Paulding at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.