Area basketball rewind
Manila opened the season with a convincing 81-40 victory over Buffalo Island Central Tuesday night at Manila. The Lions raced to a 16-7 lead after the first period and held a commanding 40-18 advantage at the half. Manila outscored the Mustangs 33-12 in the third quarter to take an insurmountable 73-30 lead into the final frame.
Kam Ashabranner led three Lions in double figure scoring with a game high 17 points. Levi Wallace pumped in 14 while J.J. Helton added 11 more.
Seven other Lions got into the scoring column, led by Garrett Scott and Tracey Wade Reinhart, who scored eight points apiece. Dylan Bogle tallied seven, Taylor Morgan pitched in six, Blake Carr netted five, Garrett Baker contributed three while Dustin Sirmon added two points.
The Lions hit 14-19 from the foul line and drilled 13 three pointers.
Jeremy Smith led BIC with 10 points while Ben Cole pitched in eight. Daniel Davis scored six, Logan Dewitt netted five, Zac Riley and Wes Colbert tallied four points apiece while James Tate added two. Alex Field contributed one point to round out the Mustang scoring.
BIC took the junior high game 66-40 behind Austin Pike's 22 point performance. Erik Navarro nailed four three pointers and finished with 13 points. Nick Bollinger and Jacob Sanders contributed nine points apiece while Drake Brown scored five. Alan Carmichael and Jaime Alvizu netted three points each while Wes Lancaster added two.
Scott Eubanks led Manila with 13 points while Thomas Davis and Kyle Joyner scored eight points apiece. Caleb Reinhart and Gavin Parker pitched in three points each while Alldonn Skelton and Jake Helton added two points apiece. Landon Thomas rounded out the Manila scoring with one point.
Bergman defeated BIC 74-51 in senior high action Friday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex. Daniel Davis led BIC with 16 points while James Tate recorded a double-double, scoring 12 points while grabbing 12 rebounds.
The Lions traveled to Caraway Friday night and came away with a 68-52 victory over Riverside.
Levi Wallace pumped in a game high 24 points while Kam Ashabranner scored 20 more to lead Manila in scoring.
Alteeno Sain recorded a double-double for the short-handed Rebels, who were playing without starters Jake Love and Josh Anderson. Sain led Riverside with 14 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. Riverside (5-2) also got double digit scoring from M.J. Brewer who pitched in 13 points while Logan Meurer tallied 11 more.
Kollin Stone poured in 18 points to lead the Rebels over Manila 50-37 in junior high action. Kyle Joyner led the Lions with 15 points.
Riverside rolled over Ridgefield Christian 76-55 Tuesday night in senior high action. Logan Meurer scored 21 points and recorded six assists to pace the Rebel offensive attack. Alteeno Sain added 11 points and nine boards while Cole Winford and Luke Moyer also scored 11 points apiece.
Cameron McKinney drained seven three pointers to score a game high 27 points for the visiting Warriors.
Riverside also won the junior boys game 52-38. Ben Hensley scored 20 points while Zach Reese chipped in 10 more to lead the Rebels.