Manila fell to EPC Friday night 76-62 to drop to 3-2 in conference play. The Lions trailed 18-14 in the first. Senior Adam Donner scored seven of his 12 points hitting a full round of two free throws, a basket, and a trey. EPC ended the quarter with six straight points.
Josh McCullough and Ken Seyler hit back to back buckets to tie EPC 18-18 in the opening of the second quarter. The Warriors answered with five straight before a basket by Jacob Walker and a trey by Nate Morries tied the game at 23-23. Donner gave the Lions the lead 26-25 on a conventional three point play. EPC's Courtney Brown's bucket gave EPC a 27-26 lead when a trey by Walker put the Lions on top 29-27. Brown's three pointer with five seconds gave EPC a 30-29 halftime lead.
Manila sent cold in the third as EPC outscored the Lions 23-10. Manila's Ken Seyler scored pulling Manila within one and a short jumper followed by a 5-0 run by EPC for a 40-35 lead. Junior Mitchell Gammill hit two free throws and a hook shot pulling Manila within three 42-39. EPC scored 11 unanswered points to end third quarter action leading 53-39.
Manila came alive in the fourth scoring 23 points but couldn't overcome third quarter freeze.
Senior Josh McCullough led MHS with 18 points. Adam Donner added 12 and Nate Morries scored 11 for the Lions. Mitchell Gammill and Jacob Walker put in eight each and Ken Seyler's five rounded out scoring for the Lions. EPC's Courtney Brown led all scorers with 21.
The Junior Lions improved to 5-0 in Conference Play with a 53-25 win over the junior Warriors. Manila led 12-9 in the first and 22-17 at the half. The Lions continued to take it to the Warriors leading 36-27 at the end of the third. A 17-8 fourth quarter gave Manila an easy 53-35 victory.
Jordan Wise led MJHS with 13 followed by 12 from Matt Noble and 10 from Klayton Seyler. Anthony Lancaster and Boo Grayson rounded out scoring with nine each. Kenedre Joplin led EPC with 10 points.
Manila - Harrisburg
Manila defeated Harrisburg Tuesday night 84-56. Junior Nate Morries hit nine treys for 27 points to lead the Lions. Ken Seyler scored 15 and Jacob Walker 10 in the matchup. Others scoring were Michael Tomblin seven; Josh McCullough and Daniel Warren five each; Justin Hill four; Mitchell Gammill three; Justin Kirk, Casey Hill, Chris Daniels, and Adam McDaniel two each.
The Junior Lions defeated the junior Hornets 70-28. Matt Noble and Jordan Wise led MJHS with 12 points each followed by Klayton Seyler and Cody Wells with 10- each. Others scoring in the match-up include Jackey Parker six; Anthony Lancaster four; Larry Reed, Josh McDaniel, Derrick Wright, Chase Shelton, Jim Crosthwait, Randy Murray, P.J. Brumley, and Nathan Sammons, two each.