Manila takes Marmduke

Thursday, November 6, 2003

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.

Junior High

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.

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