Despite the warmer temperatures outside on Tuesday, it was cold on the floor for Manila Lions who fell to Valley View 61-54 in 3AAA Conference action. The Lions were unable to stop inside action as Valley View dominated in the paint and they were in a freeze as the open shots would not fall. Valley View jumped out to a 16-9 lead before Manila roared back in the second to take a 27-24 halftime lead. The third quarter freeze hurt the Lions giving the Blazers a 49-41 advantage. The Lions could not get their game back together as Valley View took the game in the fourth.
Josh McCullough led the Lions with 14 points followed by 12 from Adam Donner. Nathan Morries added nine for Manila; Jacob Walker scored eight; Ken Seyler put in six; and Mitchell Gammill came off the bench to add five for Manila in the match-up.
Valley View's Matt Lee led with 15 points followed by 12 from Austin Vail and 11 from Jay Yarbrough.
The Junior Lions continued to roll in Conference action with a 52-48 overtime win over the junior Blazers. Neither team could gain an advantage in the first half as both teams scored nine in the first and 11 in the second to tie the game at 20 at the half. Manila outscored Valley View 13-10 for a 33-30 lead in the third but Valley View answered back by outscoring the Lions 130-10 in the fourth to take the game into overtime. Manila took control of the overtime scoring nine to take the conference win.
Manila's Matt Noble led all scorers with 24 points followed by 12 from Jordan Wise. Anthony Lancaster put in seven; Boo Grayson added five; and Klayton Seyler scored four to round out scoring for the junior Lions.
Josh Warmack scored 19 for Valley View with Ryan Mills adding 12 and Zac Reynolds scoring 11.