Lady Lions have week of easy victories
Manila's Lady Lions had a week of ease with huge wins over Marked Tree and Brookland. Manila improved to 6-3 with a 63 -14 victory of the Lady Indians of Marked Tree.
The Lady Lions jumped out to an 18-8 lead in the first and utilized a 14-2 second quarter to push their advantage to 32-10 at the half. Manila held Marked Tree scoreless in the third to take a 46-10 lead before cruising on for the win in the fourth.
"We had good production from our post people tonight," Coach Codie Malloy stated after the victory. "Our free throw percentage was up and that was a plus for our girls tonight," she went on to say of Manila's seven of eight from the charity stripe.
Junior Whitney Shepard led MHS with 19 points followed by 14 from Amanda Henson. Others scoring for the Lady Lions were: Rachel Cheadle - nine; Rocio Bedolla - eight; Annette Hiser - six; Katie Veach - four; and Julie Dawson - three.
The junior Lady Lions lost a heart breaker falling to the junior Lady Indians 37-35. Manila trailed 12-10 after one but rallied back to take a 21-18 advantage at the half. Up by 11 at one point in the the third Manila saw their lead being chipped away as Marked Tree outscored the Lady Lions 11-4 in the fourth to get the win.
"Our free throw shooting is hurting our girls at this point," Malloy stated of the junior Lady Lions seven of 16 performance from the line.
Colleen Kemp led MJHS with 11 points followed by 10 from Michelle Daniel. Kimberly Wise and Kelce Misner added five points each for Manila followed by Rebekah White with four.
The Lady Lions began the week with an easy win over Brookland 61-30. Manila jumped out to a 16-9 lead after one and pushed the lead to 33-17 at the half. The Lions continued to cage the Lady Bearcats in the third outscoring Brookland 11-5 for a 44-22 Manila advantage.
Manila was led by senior Amanda Henson with 21 points. Sophomores Rachel Cheadle and Katie Veach pumped in 12 and 11 points respectively. Others scoring in the win were: Annette Hiser - nine; Whitney Shepard - five; and Rocio Bedolla - four. Ashton Stevens led Brookland with 13 points.
Manila easily took the junior high game defeating the junior Lady Bearcats 49-28. Manila jumped out to a 9-3 before outscoring Brookland 20-9 in the second to take a 29-12 advantage at the break. The Lady Lions didn't let up in the second half picking up their fifth win of the season.
Michelle Daniel led MJHS with 22 points. Others scoring for the junior Lady Lions were: Kimberly Wise - eight; Colleen Kemp - seven; Kelce Misner - six; and Myra Earnest, Michelle Pasley, and Rebekah White with two points each. Michelle Wiseman led BJHS with 20 points.
Manila will travel to BIC on Monday before the senior Lady Lions will host Viola on Tuesday.