The Payson Longhorns were bested by the Valley Christian Trojans when the two teams met on Trojan turf Dec. 5.
The Valley Christian team put up 64 points to the Payson’s 55.
Payson led at the half, 30-11, with 14 points in the first quarter to the Trojans’ 9. The Horns posted 16 points in the second period to 2 by Valley Christian.
After halftime, the Trojans amped up and made 20 points in the third quarter to Payson’s 8; and 33 in the fourth to the Longhorns’ 17.
Top Horn scorers were Cody York with 15; Matt Wilson with 11; and Ryan Hintze with 10.
Tyler Savage led in rebounds with 6, followed by Cody Waterman with 5 and Matt Wilson with 4. All totaled, the Horns had 31 rebounds.
The Payson Longhorns’ first home court show is tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 9. Payson will host Florence, which has yet to play a game this season.
After Florence the Longhorns will again be on the road, participating in the three-day Pepsi Shootout Tournament Dec. 11, 12 and 13 in Flagstaff.