Lady Lions open season with victories over Marked Tree, Walnut Ridge
Manila’s Lady Lions opened the 2017-2018 season with victories over Marked Tree and Walnut Ridge. The Lady Lions defeated Marked Tree 42-39 Monday night on the road before closing the week with a 45-35 win Thursday night against Walnut Ridge at home.
Brailey Hampton poured in 19 points in Manila’s win over the Lady Indians. Meg Gifford, returning after being out last season with an injury, added 11 more.
Jayla Carter paced Marked Tree with 16 points.
In the junior high contest, Manila slipped past Marked Tree 36-32 behind Anna Grace Adams’ 11 points.
Hampton scored 13 points in leading Manila past Walnut Ridge. Megan Jared topped the Lady Bobcats with a game high 17.
In the junior high game, Manila eased past Walnut Ridge 23-18.
Manila will return to action Monday night when they play host to Buffalo Island Central. The Lady Lions will travel to Armorel Thursday night.