Manila hit the road last week and dropped a pair of conference match-ups, falling to Corning 70-54 on Monday night before dropping a 68-46 decision to Hoxie Thursday night.
Corning placed four players in double figures, led by Chelsea Carpenter's 17 points. Felicia Woodard scored 15 points while Lasey Cate and Emily James added 13 points apiece. Corning shot a whopping 40 free throws and connected on 23 while finishing the night with four three pointers.
Manila was led by Roccio Bedolla with scored 13 points while Katie Veach and Michelle Daniel added 12 and 11 points respectively. The Lady Lions, who are playing without starting guard Kimberly Wise, also got nine points from Rebekah White, while Colleen Kemp scored five and Heather Dohzier and Kelce Misner added two points apiece. Manila was 10-15 from the foul line and hit two three pointers.
Manila led 11-9 after the first period before Corning rallied for a 23-21 halftime lead. The Lady Bobcats stretched their advantage to 39-33 after three quarters and put the game away, outscoring Manila 31-21, in the final frame. Corning shot 22 free throws in the fourth quarter, connecting on 14, to help secure the win.
Megan Black scored 18 points while Jessica Anglin and Rachel Goff added 16 and 14 points respectively to lead the Lady Mustangs over Manila Thursday night.
Hoxie held a 14-10 first period lead and outscored Manila 21-9 in the second period to hold a 35-19 halftime advantage. Hoxie led 54-38 after three periods.
Katie Veach scored 14 points while Colleen Kemp added 13 to lead Manila. Michelle Daniel and Shantel Hanes scored six points apiece. Heather Dohzier added four, Rebekah White tallied two while Kelce Misner added one. Manila was 9-14 from the free throw line and hit five three pointers.
Junior High Action
Manila's Junior Lady Lions fell to Corning 31-28 and to Hoxie 38-13.
Savannah Jones scored 13 points in the Lady Lions loss at Corning. Maegan Presson scored six points, Katie Donner had four, Jonna Dodd netted three while Kristen Painter added two points. Manila was 4-8 from the foul line.
Rachel George paced Corning with a game high 14 points. The Lady Bobcats hit 3-11 from the foul line. Corning held an 8-5 first period lead and a 15-10 halftime advantage. Manila rallied in the third quarter to pull within 21-20.
In Thursday night's loss to Hoxie, Savannah Jones and Meagan Presson led the Lady Lions with four points apiece. Taylor Craig and Katie Donner scored two points each while Jonna Dodd added one.
Manila will return to action Monday night when they travel to East Poinsett County before journeying to Piggott for a conference tilt Thursday night with the Lady Mohawks.