The Manila-BIC rivalry heated up Friday as both teams gave their all in senior boys' action.
The Mustangs led 15-11 after the first quarter and 32-24 at the half.
"We played the best we've played all year in the first half," Manila coach Anthony Brewington said.
A third quarter freeze hit Manila as BIC outscored the Lions 19-6 to take a 51-30 lead. Manila heated up in the fourth quarter, scoring 23 points, but couldn't overcome the deficit as the Mustangs took a 71-53 win.
"BIC has a lot of offensive weapons that are difficult to defend," Brewington said.
The Mustangs were also hot from the free throw line, converting 21 of 27 shots.
BIC was led by Brooks Taylor with 26 points followed by Brandon Ballard with 20 points. Others scoring were Mark Hawkins six; Cord Rose six; Josh Shepard and Derek Rolland four each and Mark Teagin two; and Hunter Smith three.
Manila was led by Matt Noble with 14 and Jordan Wise with 13. Also scoring were Chase Shelton five; Justin Hill four; Chris Daniel four; and Anthony Lancaster four; Randy Murray, Cody Wells, P.J. Brumley, and Chris McCormick-two each.
BIC also won the junior match-up 58-49. Riverside transfers Garrett Qualls and Jordan Phillips led the junior Mustangs with 17 and 13 respectively. Lance Davis added 12 followed by Shane Barnes's eight; Trevor Matheny six; and Nathan Perrin two.
Manila was led by Adam Bloom with 23 points and Dustin Hobeck with 14. Others scoring for MJHS were Zac Williams four; Austin Metheny four; Sky Morris two and Hunter Veach two.