Kountze Lions earn trip to state

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By Danny Reneau

The Kountze Lions took the court in Lufkin at Angelina College with a goal to seek a return trip to the state tournament. The Lions have won three titles since 2004 and one  in 1970. They won state championships is 2004, 2005 and 2007.  Grayland Arnold the point guard and leader of the Lionsteam says that he spoke with  his teammates letting them know that they were expected  to provide different parts to the Kountze game. The Lions struggled early this year but they have seemed to hit their peak as the regional tournament  ad approached. He says  the biggest difference betweenthe play of the team at this  point in the season and what itwas early is that “We stepped  up our defense. It is the key.We knew we had to come into  the playoffs with defense. “His job is to spread the ball, spark the offense and lead the defense.ul and that makes early March brighter.  

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