John Tyler places a pair of long streaks its long streaks on the line against Marshall tonight at the Lions Den. 

The District 14-4A contest tips off at 7:30 p.m.

JT shares the district lead at 4-0 with Jacksonville, the same team that ended the Lions’ playoff run last year to avenge two regular season losses.

JT (15-5) pulled out a 50-47 win at Whitehouse on Tuesday for its 14th consecutive victory, and 18th straight in district play.

Marshall (1-3) beat Nacogdoches 72-58 on Tuesday, the first district win for last year’s runner-up. 

The girls end the first round of district play tonight, with the third-place Lady Lions (15-8, 4-2) visiting the last-place Marshall Lady Mavericks. 

JT eased to a 56-25 win over Whitehouse on Tuesday while Marshall (0-6) fell to Nacogdoches 55-34. 

Pine Tree (6-0) paces the district, with Nacogdoches (5-1) one game back.

LIONS’ TALES: JT will hold “Teacher Appreciation Night” at today’s Marshall game. JT plans to pay tribute to veterans on its game next Friday, Jan. 20, versus Jacksonville. Any veterans interested in participating are asked to contact JT head coach Tony Pinson at 903-262-2964.

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