Manila Junior boys and girls extend season

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Manila coach John Deaton gives instructions to his junior Lions in Manila's 44-39 District Tournament win over Rivercrest.

Manila's junior boys and girls teams extended their season with first round victories in Saturday's 3A-3 junior district tournament at Wilson. The junior boys held off host Rivercrest 44-39 while the Lady Lions knocked off Hoxie 29-26.

Dillon Bogle led Manila with 15 points while Zack Day drilled three treys on his way to 12 points in the Lion's victory Saturday afternoon. Dillon Burrow scored eight points, Garrett Baker tallied five, Blake Miller netted three while Zack Reinhart contributed one point. Manila broke a 6-6 first period tie and took a 20-15 led into the dressing room at the half. The junior Colts rallied to pull within two, 27-25, entering the fourth period.

Manila fell behind 33-31 with 3:29 left in the game, but took the lead for good on Bogle's three point play at the 3:15 mark. The Lions held on for the win despite hitting just 13-31 from the foul line.

Lady Lion Courtney Craine shoots free throw in fourth quarter of Manila's 29-26 District Tournament win over Hoxie Saturday morning at Rivercrest. (Town Crier photos/Trent Fletcher)

Robert Cooney led Rivercrest with 14 points. The Colts also struggled from the line, hitting just 6-15 attempts.

Kristen Wise hit two late free throws to help Manila hold off Hoxie, 29-26, Saturday morning. The Lady Lions led 5-3 after the opening quarter, 16-9 at the half and 22-19 after three periods of play.

Courtney Craine and Shelby Wallace led Manila with eight points apiece while Wise finished with six. Taylor Teague scored five while Taylor Bishop added two points. Manila connected on 7-24 foul shots and made two treys.

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