Lions clip Wildcats on Parker's jumper
Jackey Parker banged home a 15-foot jump shot from the baseline with only two seconds remaining as Manila pulled out a thrilling 37-35 win over Trumann in 3AAA South action Friday night at Manila.
The Lions (9-14, 4-6) roared from behind, outscoring the Wildcats 13-2 in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Manila entered the final quarter trailing Trumann 33-24 but clawed their way back to earn the conference win when Parker swished the game winner.
Chase Shelton led the Lions with 12 points while Devon Wright finished with eight. Parker added seven points to aid the Lion cause.
Trumann was led by Chris Secrease who scored a game high 15 points.
Manila rolled past Trumann 39-16 in junior high play.
The Lions journeyed to Marianna Tuesday night for another 3AAA South Conference game but came away with a 62-28 loss. Marianna placed three players in double digits, led by C. Hasden who scored 24 points. Frankie Carter and Anthony Allison chipped in 14 points apiece. Marianna hit 4-9 from the line and hit two three pointers.
Manila was led by Jackey Parker who scored 10 points. Chase Shelton had six, Kyle Misner netted four, while Gary Tyler and Jace Elkins pitched in three points each. Dustin Hobeck added two points. The Lions finished 7-10 from the foul line and had one trey.
Marianna led 11-4 after the first quarter and opened a 28-10 halftime lead. Marianna held a 42-20 advantage entering the final quarter.
In junior high action, the Lions dropped a pair of conference games, losing to Osceola 60-23 before falling to Marianna 58-29.
In the Osceola game, the Lions were led by Blake Wheeler who scored seven points. Kyle Evans and Michael Shedd had four points each, Jacob Perez and Luke McLaughlin netted three points apiece, while Cody Webb pitched in two. Manila was 6-12 from the line and hit one three pointer.
Osceola was led by Marcus Hollis and Brandon Jones who scored 12 and 11 points respectively. The Seminoles were 10-16 from the line and hit two three pointers.
Blake Wheeler led the way against Marianna with 10 points. Jacob Perez contributed six while Luke McLaughlin, Michael Shedd, and Nathan Bell had three points each. Jonathan Rose tallied two points while Seth Towles and Jared Hembrey tacked on one point apiece. Manila finished 6-15 from the foul stripe and hit three treys.
Marianna was led by Craig Patton who scored 16 points while Tyrone Gardner added 15 more. Marianna hit 9-20 from the charity stripe and had one three pointer.
Manila didn't fare as well last Friday night as the Lions traveled to Osceola and were handed a 55-43 setback. Osceola outscored the Lions 20-5 in the fourth period to steal the win.
Lonnie Dabney pumped in a game high 24 points to pace the Seminoles while Jimman Caruthers added 11 more. Osceola hit 10-15 from the free line and made one three pointer on the night.
Jackey Parker led the Lions with 10 points while Dustin Hobeck added eight. Chase Shelton and Ricky Langston scored seven points apiece, Kyle Misner tallied six, while Hunter Veach tacked on five. The Lions were 4-6 from the foul stripe and hit seven treys on the night.
Manila jumped to a 16-5 five quarter advantage and took a 26-16 lead into the dressing room at the half. The Seminoles chipped away at the lead in the third quarter, outscoring Manila 19-12. The quarter ended with the Lions holding a slim 38-35 lead.
Manila will wrap up their conference season this week as they host Rivercrest Tuesday night in their final home game of the season. The Lions will travel to Harrisburg to face the Hornets on Friday night.