The Lady Lions fell to the Hornets of Harrisburg Thursday night 54-42. Harrisburg jumped out to a 10-7 first quarter lead. Manila was unable to convert in the second as the Lady Hornets pushed their advantage to 27-18 at the half. The Lady Lions outscored Harrisburg 10-8 in the third but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.
Christina Lester and Natalie Tippy led Manila with 10 points each. Others coring in the match-up for the Lady Lions were Marilou Perez and Michelle Eubanks seven points each, Sarah Mater and Pam Tyler three points each, and Kacie Oates two.
The Junior Lady Lions improved to 6-3 in conference play with a 27-23 win over the Junior Lady Hornets. Manila outscored Harrisburg 6-0 in the fist and held on to a big 17-1 halftime advantage. Both teams came out cold in the third as Manila pushed their lead to 21-3. Harrisburg came out big in the fourth to sting the Lady Lions 20-6 but it was not enough to gain the win.
KC Chipman led MJHS with 11 points followed by six from Deborah White; five from Holy McGuire; two each from Amanda Henson and Bethany Daley; and one from Elizabeth Studabaker.
Manila fell to Gosnell Monday night 47-31. The Lady Pirates held on to a slim 10-8 first quarter lead and used a big 14-2 second quarter to take a 24-10 halftime lead. Manila outscored Gosnell 10-6 in the third for a 30-20 score. Manila was unable to take advantage in the fourth falling to the Lady Pirates for the second time.
"We are not hitting our shots very well. We are getting good looks but the ball is just not falling for us," Coach Ronnie Stratmoen had to say about his Lady Lions.
Natalie Tippy led MHS with 11 points. Ashley Girdley and Pam Tyler added five each for the Lady Lions followed by three from Christina Lester and Kacie Oates; and two each from Marilou Perez and Michelle Eubanks.
Manial took the junior high game 35-32. KC Chipman led the Ladys with 12 points. Others scoring in the victory were Deborah White eight, Holly McGuire seven, Amanda Henson six and Whitney Sheppard two.