Manila claimed sole possession of the number two spot in conference play
with a 93-84 win over Harrisburg Friday. Senior Matt Noble led his team
with 30 points sinking four treys; three consecutively in the third
quarter. Noble's teammate Cody Wells sank six treys on his way to a 26
point performance. Senior Jordan Wise also scored in double figures with
Despite the close score Manila dominated Harrisburg the entire game as
Coach Anthony Brewington utilized his entire bench midway through the
third and the entire fourth quarter. The Lions jumped out to a 24-19 lead
before outscoring the Hornets 33-18 in the second to take a 57-37
advantage at the half. The Lions continued to roll in the third picking up
26 points in the third for a 83-54 lead. Harrisburg took advantage of
Manila's sub play to pull the game closer than the final score.
Adding to Manila's triple threat scoring were: Chase Shelton six; Kyle
Misner five; P.J. Brumley four; Derrick Wright four; Jackey Parker three;
Austin Metheny three; and Dustin Hobeck two.
The win improved Manila's conference record to 8-4 and their overall
record to 22-7. The Lions will host Riverside on Tuesday and will honor
the graduating seniors.
The junior Lions picked up the number four spot in conference play
defeating Harrisburg 49-36 to finish the conference at 7-5 and ended their
season play at 13-14.
Manila was led by Ross Malloy with 17 points followed by Tony Benham with
10 and Rickey Langston with nine and Chad Nunnally with seven. Scoring two
points each were Jace Elkins, Trey McCormick, and J.T. Short.
Manila's field goal shooting wasn't where it needed to be as the Lions
fell to Rivercrest 76-64 on Tuesday. Rivercrest held a 13-11 lead after
one and extended there lead to 26-20 at the half. The Colts outscored the
Lions 25-19 in the third to take a 51-39 advantage before Manila couldn't
not get any closer in the fourth.
Matt Noble led Rivercrest with 27 points, 24 coming in the second half,
followed by Jordan Wise with 16 and Cody Wells with 12. Derrick Wright
added seven and Jackey Parker two in the loss. Rivercrest was led by
Sylvester Smith with 18 and 15 each from Justin Bailey, Phillip Brown, and
Hunter Smith. The Lions held ASU football signee Bennie Washington to six
Rivercrest dominated Manila in the junior game as well. Ross Malloy scored
19 points to lead MJHS. Also scoring were: Rickey Langston five; Chad
Nunnally five; Jace Elkins four; J.T. Short three; Tony Benham two; and
Trey McCormick two.
The junior Lions faced Osceola on Monday night in the 3AAA South District
Tournament held at Marianna.