Patience was kind to the Manila Lions Tuesday night as they slowed the pace down to defeat the much bigger and experienced Marmaduke Greyhounds 51-48. Both teams struggled from the floor in the first with the quarter ending with a 6-6 tie. Manila spread the floor and looked for open lay-ups to take a 18-11 lead into the locker room at the half. A basket by Marmaduke with a few second remaining in regulation tied the game at 48. Coach Anthony Brewington called a time out with 13 seconds remaining to set up the lay. As the seconds ticked away junior Matt Noble found himself behind the arc with the ball. Noble put up a shot that ripped the net as the buzzer sounded, giving Manila a big win.
Noble's 123 points and six steals helped to lead the Lions to their first win. Others contributing to the win were: Anthony Lancaster with eight (hitting four of four from the floor); Justin Hill -- eight; Randy Murray- five; Cody Wells- three; and Casey Hill and Chase Shelton with two each.
Marmaduke was led by John Clark with 16; Dane Boggs with 12; Jordan Gott with 10; Brian Potter with seven; and Justin Gilbo with three.
The Junior Greyhounds took a close one from the junior Lions 40-36. Manila led 9-5 after one but Marmaduke fought back to take a 21-19 lead at the half. Marmaduke continued to lead 29-24 in the third and held on for the win.
Dustin Hobeck led Manial with 17 points followed by eight from Adam Bloom. Others scoring were: Gary Tyler -- four; Shawn Parsley -- three; Zac Williams -- two; Sky Morris -- one; and Hunter Veach -- one.
Marmaduke's Chris Forsythe led all scorers with 19 points. Also scoring for the junior Greyhounds were: Trent Smith -- eight; Justin Snyder -- seven; Kyle Huckabay -- four; and Ben Jordan -- two.