Blazers oust Junior Lions from Gerald Jennings Tourney

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Valley View jumped to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter and held on for a 51-43 victory over Manila Wednesday night in the junior high division of the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament at Caraway.

Kyle Norris scored 14 points while teammate Alec Ray added 13 to lead the Blazers into the semifinals.

Dylan Bogle pumped in a game high 17 points while Zach Reinhart added 13 more to pace the Lions. Tanner Platz had six points, Dustin Sirmon tallied five while Korey Cain chipped in two points to round out the Lion scoring on the night. Manila finished 10-19 from the foul line and hit five three pointers on the evening.

Valley View held a 26-18 lead at the half and took a 39-32 advantage into the final quarter.

The Junior Lions will return to action Tuesday night, hosting Earle in a 3A-3 conference tilt. Manila will travel to Rivercrest for another conference battle Friday night.

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