Lady Lions take bite out of Bulldogs 67-40, in NEA tournament action

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Lady Lion Kirsten Adcock drives for two of her game high 25 points in Manila's 67-40 victory over Tuckerman Thursday afternoon in the first round of the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. (Town Crier photos/Trent Fletcher)

Manila's Lady Lions opened this year's Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament with a convincing 67-40 victory over Tuckerman Thursday afternoon at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.

Manila senior Shelby Wallace (21) looks to shoot against unidentified Lady Bulldog in the Lions' first round victory over Tuckerman.

The Lady Lions rode the hot shooting hand of junior Kirsten Adcock, who finished with a game high 25 points, including seven three pointers. Manila also had three other players in double figures, led by Taylor Teague who scored 13 points. Shelby Wallace netted 11 while Devin Burrow chipped in 10 points. Emily Cook and Kristen Wise tallied four points apiece to round out the Lady Lion offensive output.

Manila connected on eight of 11 foul shots and drained nine three pointers. Hannah Davis and Hannah Dilday paced the Lady Bulldogs, scoring 14 and 11 points respectively. Tuckerman finished nine of 14 from the free throw line but failed to make a three pointer on the afternoon.

Manila led 11-10 after the first period and held a 28-21 halftime advantage. The Lady Lions outscored Tuckerman 23-11 in the third quarter to take a commanding 51-32 lead into the final frame.

The Lady Lions will take on the winner of the Cedar Ridge-Salem contest at noon Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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