Manila's Junior Lady Lions improved to 8-4 in 3AAA-South conference play with wins over Harrisburg and Gosnell. The Junior Lady Lions defeated Gosnell on Thursday, 29-13. Manila jumped out to 7-0 lead in the first before taking a commanding 19-2 advantage at the half. Manila took advantage of the lead and allowed all players to see playing time in the second half, gaining the win.
Leading MJHS was Rachel Cheadle with 10 points. Also contributing in the win were Michelle Daniel 4, Rocio Bedolla 4, Katie Veach 3, Kari Rameriz 3, Kristy Burnett 3 and Shalina Bate 2.
Manila's senior Lady Lions fell to Gosnell 55-50 as the Lady Pirates took advantage of 19 of 26 from the charity stripe. Gosnell led 12-11 after one and pushed the lead to 25-15 at the half after a cold second quarter for the Lady Lions. Manila came out and scored point for point in the third as Gosnell continued to lead 37-27. The Lady Lions outscored the Lady Pirates 23-18 in the fourth but could not overcome the deficit.
Manila was led by Michelle Eubanks with 20 points followed by 14 from Amanda Henson and 10 from Deborah White. Natalie Tippy added six for the Lady Lions. Gosnell was led by Marci Grant with 19.
The Junior Lions took control of first quarter action against Harrisburg on Monday, leading 12-3 after one. Manila continued to roll in the second, holding a 23-11 lead at the break. Using an 11-4 third quarter to push the advantage to 34-15, the junior Lady Lions utilized their bench in the fourth to get the win.
Leading MJHS were Rachel Cheadle and Kari Rameriz with nine each. Michelle Daniel added eight, followed by Kristy Burnett with four. Katie Veach, Myra Earnest, and Heather Dozhier added two each for the Junior Lady Lions.
Manila struggled from the field on Monday, falling to Harrisburg 46-38 in conference play. Harrisburg held on to a slim 9-8 lead in the first before taking a 19-15 lead at the half. The Lady Lions outscored the Lady Hornets 1210 in the third to pull within two, 29-27. Harrisburg hit key free throws in the final minutes to take the win from the Lady Lions.
Deborah White led MHS with 14 points, followed by 10 from Amanda Henson. Others scoring for Manila were Natalie Tippy 8, Audrey Booth 3 and Julie Dawson 3.