Manila losts to Crawfordsville

Friday, December 27, 2002

The Manila Lions lost a heartbreaker to Crawfordsville 68 - 65 in

overtime Thursday night. Manila led the Tigers 18 - 15 after one

and pushed their lead to 40 - 35 at the half. Both teams scored 10

in the third for a 50 - 45 Manila advantage. Crawfordsville

outscored the Lions 15 - 10 in the fourth to tie the game at 60 in

the end of regulation. Manila fell short to Crawfordsville in the

overtime period.

Senior Nate Morries led all scorers with 26 points, 18 in the

first half. Justin Hill scored 10 followed by nine from Mitchell

Gammill, Jordan Wise scored eight and Matt Noble seven for the

Lions. Justin Kirk rounded out scoring for Manila with five points.

The junior Lions avenged an earlier 26 point loss to

Crawfordsville by defeating the Tigers 65 - 55. Codie Wells led four

players in double figures with 20 points. Chase Shelton followed

with 16 and Jackey Parker scored 15. Dustin Hobeck shot for 13

and Kyle Misner hit one free throw.

Manila fell to Valley View for their first conference loss of the

season 64 -53. The Lions had a cold shooting night for the entire

match up. Valley View jumped out to a 14 - 10 first quarter lead

and used a 24 - 16 scoring advantage in the second to take a 38 -

26 lead at the half. Manila attempted to chip away at the lead but

could not find the basket and trailed 48 - 39 after three. The Lions

were unable to come back in the fourth. Manila was playing

without head coach Anthony Brewington who was out following foot


Mitchell Gammill led MHS with 14 points followed by 12 from

Justin Kirk and 10 from Jordan Wise. Rounding out the scoring for

the Lions were: Nate Morries - six; Matt Noble - five; and two each

from Justin Hill, Casey Hill, and Chris Daniel.

The junior Lions also loss their first conference game falling to

the junior Blazers 61 - 48. Cody Wells led MJHS with 19 points

followed by Jackey Parker with 11. Also scoring for Manila were:

Kyle Misner - six; Dustin Hobeck - 5; P.J. Brumley - 4; and Chase

Shelton - 3.

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