Riverside took advantage of the charity stripe in Tuesday's night match up with Manila hitting 22 of 25 to get a 61-53 win. Manila hit three of four from the line in their loss.
Manila opened the game with a trey from Jordan Wise the team's first of 10 hits in the game. M.J. Emery answered with a basket to pull the Rebels within one before Manila's Derrick Wright hit a short jumper for a 5-2 Manila lead. Emery hit four of four free throws straight as Manila picked up two of the teams 18 fouls in the game and put Riverside up 6-5 at the midway mark of the first. The Lions scored five straight on a trey by Matt Noble and a bucket by Cody Wells for a 10-6 lead. Zach Ridge hit one of two free throws for Riverside before Wells sank Manila's third trey of the quarter to put Manila up 13-7. The Rebels hit two more free throws by Ridge to end the quarter with the Lions up 13-9.
Ridge picked up where he left off in the first to open the second with two free throws to pull Riverside within two. Wise's second trey put Manila up 16-11 before a conventional three point play was made by Riverside's Ridge after being fouled by Wise. It was Wise and Ridge on the next to plays as the game knotted at 18 midway through the quarter. Manila scored the next six points as Randy Murray hit a free throw and junior Chase Shelton scored five back to back points giving Manila a 24-18 advantage with 2:10 remaining in the half. After a basket by Riverside, Manila's P.J. Brumley scored in front of teammate Noble for a 28-21 Manila lead. The crowd went wild as Riverside's Jordan Adcock hit a trey to end the quarter pulling the Rebels within four 28-24.
A quick third quarter opened up as Riverside scored six straight points to take a 30-28 lead. Manila answered with a trey by Wise and went on to go on their own 11-0 run with Shelton sinking three treys in a row and Wells sinking a trey to end the quarter with Manila up 42-32.
Emery opened third quarter action with a basket for Riverside before Manila's Shelton sank another trey to give Manila a double-digit lead 45-34. Ridge scored baskets around a foul by teammate Emery, the fourth of Riverside's eight fouls of the game. Wells scored for the Lions followed by another conventional three point play by Riverside's Tyler Timms as Manila continued to lead 47-41. The Lions scored putting Manila up 51-46 and then it was all Riverside as they held Manila scoreless for two minutes to go on a 15-2 run to grab the 61-53 win.
Riverside (21-9) was led by Zach Ridge with 20 points and 17 rebounds with teammate M.J. Emery hitting for 13 and grabbing 12 rebounds. Jordan Adcock added 13 followed by eight from Zac Reynolds and seven from Tyler Timms.
Manila (22-8) was led by Chase Shelton with 16 followed by Cody Wells and Jordan Wise with 12 and 11 points respectively. Also scoring for the Lions were: Matt Noble seven; Derrick Wright four; and Randy Murray one.
Manila fell to Marmaduke on Friday as the Greyhounds also took advantage of the charity stripe going to the line 26 times to pick up the 74-65 win.
Jordan Wise led Manila with 26 points followed by Matt Noble with 18 and Cody Wells with 13. Also scoring for the Lions were: Chase Shelton three; Derrick Wright two; P.J. Brumley two and Jackey Parker one.
Marmaduke was led by John Clark with 21. Also scoring in double figures were: Justin Ward 15; Dane Boggs 14; Nathan Haynes 12. Others scoring were: Neal Thrash six; Aaron Reddick four; and Alex Ryan two.
Manila took the senior "B" game 64-54. The Lions were led by Hunter Veach with 11 and 10 each from Kyle Misner and Zac Williams. Others scoring were: Dustin Hobeck eight; P.J. Brumley seven; Joe Ward three; Austin Metheny two; and Devin Wright two. Aaron Reddick added 15 for Marmaduke