Lady Mustangs nip Manila 65-59 in overtime

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Buffalo Island Central outscored Manila 10-4 in overtime as the Lady Mustangs slipped past the Lady Lions 65-59 in senior girls basketball action Monday night at Lion Gym.

Manila took a 12-8 lead after the first period and held a slim 24-21 edge at the half. Manila’s lead tightened at 39-37 after three quarters before BIC rallied in the final frame to even things at 55-all as regulation ended.

Molly Hart pumped in 22 points to lead the Lady Mustangs. Brianna Lambert drilled five three pointers and finished the night with 17 while Heather Sipes chipped in 12 points. Haddyn Hurst scored six while Vicky Esparza and Holly Stockton added four points each. BIC connected on 16-26 foul shots and drained seven three pointers.

Meg Gifford topped the Lady Lions with 18 points, including five treys. Sydney Adcock scored 16, Brailey Hampton had 13 while Jill Helton chipped in 11. Madison Bibbs contributed one point. Manila sank 5-11 free throws and banged home 10 triples.

In junior high action, Manila outscored BIC 40-27. Anna Grace Adams paced the Lady Lions with 12 points while Ashten Wallace scored 11. Madison Hitchcock had eight while Madison Carruth, Sadie Massey, Olivia May and Kasidy Tate all added two points each. Macy Darby pitched in one point.

Emma Graddy, Olivia Manning and Lexi Riley led BIC with six points apiece. Laci Dewitt tallied five while Krystyn Hawkins added three. Emily Davis added one point for the Lady Mustangs.

Manila fell to the Lady Tigers 59-52 Thursday night at Armorel. The Lady Lions clung to a 16-15 lead after the first quarter before the Lady Tigers rallied to take a 28-22 halftime advantage. Armorel led 41-36 after three periods of play.

Ayeveille Appleton led Armorel with 23 points while Rachel McKuin added 15 more. Armorel went to the foul line 36 times and made 20, while hitting three treys.

Bibbs led Manila with 12 points while Gifford followed with 11. Hampton scored nine, Courtney Merritt had eight, Adcock tallied seven and Presley Pierce scored five. Manila made 17-26 foul shots and hit three triples.

In junior high action, Manila rolled past Armorel 35-14. Wallace led the way for Manila with 10 points. Massey tallied eight, Adams scored seven, Hitchcock contributed six while Darby and Tate chipped in two points each. Tya Sellers paced Armorel with 10 points.

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