Lions open season with wins over CRA and Armorel

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Manila kicked off the 2016-2017 basketball season by blasting Crowley's Ridge Academy 66-40 Tuesday night at Lion gymnasium.

Junior guard Bradey Woodall poured in a game high 24 points to pace Manila while Joel Burrow added 10 more. Griffin Hogue scored 12 to lead the Falcons.

Manila led 21-7 after the first quarter, 40-15 at the half and 62-31 after three periods.

The Junior Lions pounded CRA 60-19.

Manila improved to 2-0 with an 80-65 win over at Armorel Friday night. Sophomore Brock Birmingham pumped in 22 points and grabbed 12 boards to top the Lions. Woodall chipped in 17 while Burrow added 11.

Monroe Carr poured in a game high 31 to pace the Tigers. Seth Wyatt added 12.

Manila led 21-14 after the first break, 42-23 at half and 62-43 after three periods.

The Lions return to action Tuesday night when they travel to Monette to take on Buffalo Island Central.

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