Lions rally past Seminoles to grab piece of 3A-3 Conference lead -- Lady Lions complete undefeated week
Junior point guard Caleb Reinhart scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help spark the Lions to a stirring 63-59 comeback victory over Osceola in a key 3A-3 conference battle Tuesday night at Manila. Reinhart connected on all five of his free throw attempts as the Lions outscored Osceola 16-10 in the final stanza to rally past the Seminoles.
Osceola led 22-19 after the opening quarter and took a 32-28 advantage into the locker room at the half. The Seminoles, who came into the game with an unblemished league mark, held a 49-47 edge after three quarters. The win lifted the Lions into a three way tie with Osceola and Rivercrest for the conference lead.
Three other Lions hit double digits, led by Thomas Davis who poured in a game high 20 points, including four three pointers. Senior Scott Eubanks pumped in 14 points while Zac Riley added 12 more. Kyle Joyner scored two points for the Lions, who were sharp from the free throw line, going 16-18 on the night. Manila finished with five three pointers.
Otis Morris and Mark Thomas led the Seminoles with 13 points apiece while Tevin James added 12. Osceola hit a paltry two of 13 free throw attempts and finished with three treys on the evening.
In junior high action, Manila slipped past the Seminoles 54-50. Osceola took a 10-8 lead after the first quarter and increased their margin to 23-18 at the half. Manila clawed back to within 36-34 after three periods of play. The Lions outscored the Seminoles 20-14 in the final frame to capture the victory.
Matthew May and Bradey Woodall led the Lions with 16 points apiece while Logan Hamilton pitched in 11 more. Tyler Johnson scored six, Patrick Tanner had three while Miles Gifford chipped in two points to round out the Lion scoring on the night. Manila connected on 26-34 foul shots and drained two three pointers.
The Lions closed the week with a 57-49 homecoming victory Friday night at Manila. The fourth ranked Lions improved to 13-4 overall and 7-1 in 3A-3 conference play with the win.
Scott Eubanks led the Lions with 18 points. Caleb Reinhart scored 13, Thomas Davis pitched in 12 while Zac Riley added 10. Will Jett led the Mohawks with 16 points while Trevor Grubb added 10.
Manila won the junior high contest 55-27 to improve to 14-3 overall and 7-1 in league play.
The Lady Lions came away with a three game sweep last week. Manila dumped Earle 72-57 Monday night at home, destroyed Portageville 85-29 Thursday night at Manila, before ending the week with a 67-62 victory over Harrisburg Saturday on the road.
Deven Burrow and Emily Cook combined for 45 points in Manila's victory over Earle. Burrow poured in 23 while Cook pumped in 22 more to spark the Lady Lions. Kailen Shelton scored 12, Taylor Teague had eight, Kirsten Adcock tallied five while Taylor Harmon pitched in two points. Manila hit 23-34 foul shots and drained five treys.
Lacordia Williams led the Lady Bulldogs with 21 points while Takila Baker added 10.
Kirsten Adcock ripped the nets for 25 points to lead the Lady Lions over Portageville. Kailen Shelton scored 15 while Emily Cook chipped in 13. Deven Burrow tallied eight, Taylor Teague and Taylor Harmon netted six points apiece while Charlie Smith and Lauren Woody added four points each. Heather Hollis and Kaitlyn Boatman contributed two points apiece. Manila hit all eight of their free throw attempts and drained seven treys.
In junior high action, Earle downed Manila 38-26. Laveeryca Childs led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points while Roshala Scott added 14.
Jordyn Wheeler and Jordan Tyler led the Lady Lions with nine points each. Tessa Pannels scored four while Hannah Teague and Dalia Guitterez chipped in two points apiece.
The fourth ranked Lady Lions will travel to Osceola to take on the Lady Seminoles in 3A-3 conference action Monday night before playing host to Corning in another league battle Thursday night.