Noble's free throw lifts Manila over Gosnell

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Manila used tough defense to avenge an earlier loss to Gosnell defeating the Pirates 68 - 67. Sophomore Matt Noble sank one free throw with seven tenths of a second remaining to give the Lions the win. Noble planned to miss the second free throw to prevent Gosnell from calling a time out to set up their inbound play but missed the rim allowing Gosnell to get the ball under Manila's goal. Junior Justin Hill guarded Gosnell's Bo Whitaker while taking the ball out. Hill got his hand on the inbound pass and ended up with the ball as time expired.

The Lions led 18 - 15 after one and 32 - 28 at the half. Gosnell came back to take a 51 - 48 third quarter lead before the Lions took the win in the fourth.

Nate Morries led MHS with 23 followed by 15 from Boo Grayson and 14 from Jordan Wise. Others scoring for the Lions were: Justin Hill nine; Matt Noble six; and Mitchell Gammill one.

Gosnell's Jeremy Parnell led all scorers with 31 points. Others scoring in double figures for the Pirates were Kenny Lamb - 15; Domenique Battles - 10.

The junior Lions also took a victory behind P.J. Brumley's 26 points including seven of ten three pointers. Manila defeated Gosnell 58 - 46. Others scoring in the win were Cody Wells - 17; Chase Shelton - six; Kyle Misner - four; Zac Williams - three; Dustin Hobeck.

The senior Lions fell to Osceola on Tuesday 91 - 61. Nate Morries and Matt Noble led MHS with 25 and 16 points respectively. Others scoring for the Lions were: Jordan Wise - five; John Hicks - four; Justin Hill - four; Justin Kirk - two; Casey Hill - two; Boo Grayson - two; and Derrick Wright - one.

Osceola also took the junior high match up 69 - 45. Chase Shelton led MJHS with 14 followed by 10 from P. J. Brumley.

Others scoring were: Cody Wells - seven; Dustin Hobeck - four; Adam Bloom - three; Zac Williams - three; Danny Ward - two; Kyle Misner - one; and Austin Metheny - one.

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