Lion basketball rewind

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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.

Lady Lions

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.

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