Lady Lions split pair of Conference battles
Manila's Lady Lions split a pair of 3A-3 conference games last week, defeating Hoxie 52-46 Thursday night at Manila after dropping a 63-48 decision at Corning on Monday night.
Manila and Hoxie battled to a 34-34 tie after three quarters before the Lady Lions outscored the Lady Mustangs 18-12 in the final period to pull out the win. Manila shot a torrid 92 percent from the free throw line in the final frame, hitting 12-13 attempts to seal the victory.
Kimberly Wise scored a game high 27 points, including a 14-18 performance from the foul stripe to lead Manila in scoring. The Lady Lions took a 12-7 lead after the first quarter and held a 27-20 advantage at the half before Hoxie rallied in the third period to tie the game heading into the final frame.
Cayley Rosson led Hoxie with 13 points.
Manila improves to 16-6 overall and 10-4 in league play with the victory.
Carla Kemp pumped in a game high 30 points in Manila's loss Monday night at Corning. Kemp drained 13-14 free throw attempts as the Lady Lions went 14-18 from the line as a team.
Kimberly Wise also hit double digits with 12 points while Savannah Jones and Kristen Painter added four and two points respectively.
Corning used a balanced scoring attack, placing three players in double figures, led by Whitney Groning who scored 17 points. Sierra Scheffler tallied 16 while Rachel George pitched in 12 points.
Corning held a 21-15 lead after the first quarter and went into the dressing room holding a 36-22 advantage. The Lady Bobcats led 52-40 heading into the final frame.
In junior high action, Corning slipped past Manila 36-33.
The Lady Lions were led by Kirsten Adcock who scored nine points. Taylor Teague and Shelby Wallace added seven points apiece, Devon Burrow scored five, Kristen Wise netted three while Morgan Earnest chipped in two points to round out the Lady Lion scoring attack.
Manila is scheduled to host Rivercrest Monday night before traveling to Piggott on Thursday.