Piggott spoils Lions Homecoming 63-58

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Piggott spoiled Manila's senior high Homecoming with a 63-58 victory in 3A-3 conference action Friday night at Manila.

The Mohawks (8-9, 3-4 3A-3) built a nine point halftime lead, 35-26, and took a 47-37 advantage into the final frame.

Zach Redmon led the Mohawks with 24 points while Spencer Coomer and Austin Murray added 15 and 14 points respectively.

Brady Jones poured in 21 points to lead Manila (12-6, 7-2 3A-3). Zack Day pitched in 16 more for the Lions.

Manila took the junior high contest 55-31.

The Lions thumped Tuckerman 72-44 Tuesday night at home. Scott Eubanks led Manila with 16 points, Brady Jones scored 15 while Zack Day drilled four treys on his way to a 14 point performance.

Manila jumped to a 20-8 lead after the opening period of play and led 32-19 at the half. The Lions outscored the Bulldogs 27-13 in the third quarter to take a 59-32 bulge into the final period of play.

Cade Niswonger led Tuckerman with 15 points while Spencer Shannon added 11.

Manila claimed the junior high contest 55-33 over the junior Bulldogs.

The Lions return to action Friday night when they travel to Harrisburg.

Lady Lions

The Lady Lions picked up a pair of victories, defeating Earle 60-43 Monday night before drubbing Portageville, Mo., 65-29 Thursday night on the road.

Manila bolted to an 18-3 lead after the first period against Earle. The Lady Lions took a 37-22 advantage into the dressing room at the half and led 45-30 after three quarters of play.

Kirsten Adcock drilled five three pointers and finished with 20 points on the night to lead Manila. Shelby Wallace and Deven Burrow added 11 points apiece.

Shaqiniah Poole led Earle with 19 points.

Earle won the junior girls game 44-35.

Deven Burrow poured in 19 points in Manila's 35 point victory at Portageville. Shelby Wallace, Kirsten Adcock and Kailen Shelton all added 13 points apiece for Manila, who improved to 10-6 on the year with the win.

In the junior high game Manila posted a 54-28 victory.

The Lady Lions will return to action Monday night when they travel to Tuckerman.

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