Brady Jones pumped in a team high 19 points to lead Manila to a come from behind 54-52 overtime victory over Hoxie Friday night in 3A-3 conference basketball action.
The Mustangs took an 8-6 lead after the opening period before the Lions came back to tie the game at 18 apiece at the half. Hoxie regained the lead heading into the final frame, 28-24, before watching Manila rally once again to tie the game 41-41 by the end of regulation.
The Lions outscored Hoxie 13-11 in the overtime period to come away with their sixth conference victory of the year against one defeat. Manila improves to 11-5 overall with the win.
Colton Watson led Hoxie (5-6, 4-4 3A-3) with a game high 24 points. Slade Sullins and Jacob Defries finished with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Hoxie claimed the junior high contest 43-41.
Manila will return to action Tuesday night when they host Tuckerman and will finish the week Friday night hosting Piggott in 3A-3 conference play.
The Lady Lions rallied in the fourth quarter for a come from behind 44-38 victory over Harrisburg in 3A-3 conference action Thursday night at Manila.
Shelby Wallace led Manila (8-6, 5-2 3A-3) with 12 points while Deven Burrow drilled three treys and finished with nine points.
The Lady Hornets led 13-6 after the first quarter and 19-9 at the half. Manila closed the gap to 29-28 heading into the fourth period of play.
Nicki Pierce scored 18 to lead Harrisburg.
In the junior girls game, Harrisburg won 45-34.
The Lady Lions will host Earle Monday night in 3A-3 conference action before traveling to Portageville, Mo., Thursday night for a non-conference matchup.