Manila Lady Lions split conference games

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Manila's Lady Lions ran their conference record to 3-2 with a win over Gosnell and a loss to Valley View in the past week.

Manila faced Valley View on Thursday in a tough 3AAA conference matchup. The Lady Blazers jumped out to a 15-9 first quarter lead before pushing the advantage to 33-22 at the half. Valley View made several attempts to run away with the game but Manila would not lay down. VV led 46-33 heading into the final frame, but Manila roared back, outscoring the Lady Blazers, 20-17, but couldn'tovercome VV's inside game.

Senior Natalie Tippy led Manila with 22 points as teammates Michelle Eubanks and Amanda Henson added 14 and 10 respectively. Deborah White added three and Audrey Booth and Ashley Girdley put up two each to round out scoring for the Lady Lions. Jill Shrable led VV with 22 points followed by 11 from Casey Honecutt and Britini Lloyd and 10 points from Chasni Land.

Valley View dominated the junior high matchup, getting the 45- 8 win as Manila fell to 3-2 in conference play. Katie Veach led MJHS with eight points. Others scoring for the junior Lady Lions were Michelle Daniel 3, Rocio Bedolla 3, Myra Earnest 3, Kari Rameriz 2, Kristy Burnett 2, Christin Chipman 2, Heather Dozier 2 and Annette Hiser 1. Megan Sharp led VVJHS with 20 points.

Manila picked up its third conference win, holding off the Lady Pirates of Gosnell 36-33. The Lady Lions jumped out to a 10-4 first quarter advantage and held on to a 18-13 lead at the half. Gosnell outscored Manila 14-6 in the third to take a 27-24 lead, but Manila used a 12-6 fourth to get the conference victory.

Deborah White led MHS with 11 points. Others scoring in the win for Manila were Michelle Eubanks 9, Natalie Tippy 8, Amanda Henson 6 and Audrey Booth 2. Marci Grant and Staci Anderson led Gosnell with 13 and 11 respectively.

The Junior Lady Lions picked up an easy win over Gosnell 45-10. Manila got out to an early 19-0 lead in the first and pushed the lead to 28-8 at the half. The Junior Lions continued to roll in the third to take a 42-10 advantage. Manila outscored Gosnell 3-0 in the fourth as coach Codie Malloy cleared the bench.

Michelle Daniel led MJHS with 15 points followed by Rachel Cheadle with 14. Also scoring in the win were Katie Veach 4, Myra Earnest 4, Kari Rameriz 3, Kristy Burnett 2, Candace Halford 2 and Heather Dozier 1.

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