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
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.