Manila Boys Basketball Roundup

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Town Crier Sports Staff

Manila watched their record drop to 6-12 overall and 5-7 in 3A-3 conference play with a pair of losses last week in senior boys action. The Lions lost at Harrisburg 61-53 Tuesday night and dropped a 71-45 decision Friday night at Manila to Corning.

Trey McCormick scored 21 points and had five steals in the loss to Harrisburg. The senior point guard also had five treys on the night. Sophomore Blake Wheeler poured in 17 more. The Lions, who hit 11-18 from the foul line, finished with eight three pointers on the night. Manila also got five points from Jared Burks. Luke McLaughlin netted four, Tray Malone scored three, Cody Webb tallied two while Zach Birmingham finished off the Manila scoring with one point.

Nathan Lindsey led Harrisburg with 15 points. The Hornets, who picked up just their second victory of the season, also got 13 points from Chad Lacy and 10 from Will Bornhoft. Harrisburg hit 13-23 free throws and nailed six three pointers.

Manila held a 13-11 lead after the first period before Harrisburg took a 26-23 lead at the half. The Hornets pulled ahead 41-34 heading into the fourth quarter.

In Friday night's loss to Corning, Blake Wheeler led the Lions with a game high 21 points.

Kyle Harvey scored 20 while Zack Brown and Jonathan Webb added 19 and 10 points respectively for the Bobcats, who improved to 15-6 overall and 10-3 in 3A-3 conference play.

In junior high action, Manila rolled to a pair of victories, whipping Harrisburg 46-24 before rolling past Corning 56-24.

Kam Ashabranner scored 11 points in Manila's victory over the Hornets, while Tracey Reinhart and Garrett Scott added eight points apiece. Jeremy Goff tallied seven while Brent Ray, Dillon Burrow and Levi Wallace added four points apiece. Manila hit 8-12 from the foul line and drilled two three pointers.

Harrisburg was led by Zach Davis who had a game high 21 points.

Harrisburg led 10-9 after the first quarter before Manila rallied to take a 23-14 lead at the half. The Lions took a 33-18 advantage into the fourth period.

Manila will return to action Tuesday night when they travel to Lepanto to take on East Poinsett County. The Lions will host Brookland Friday night at Manila.

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