Colts outlast Lions 75-69

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Rivercrest put together a second half rally to post a 75-69 come from behind victory over Manila Tuesday night at Wilson.

The Lions held a 16-14 edge after the first quarter before increasing their lead to 35-27 at the half. The Colts outscored Manila 30-15 in the third period to take a 57-50 advantage into the final frame.

Rivercrest placed four players in double digits, led by Demilon Brown’s game high 34 point performance. D.J. Johnson, J.D. Windha and Cullen Brown all added 11 points each. The Colts dropped in 14-23 free throws and made three treys.

Joel Burrow topped the Lions with 22 points while Bradey Woodall scored 19 more. Daley Belew had nine, Trenton Thomas and Abraham Lopez tallied six points apiece while Brian Gonzalez tallied three. Conner Belew and Dalton Hitchcock chipped in two points each. Manila connected on 12-17 foul shots and drained nine three pointers.

In the junior high game, Manila roared past Rivercrest, 64-46. The Lions, 18-4 and the number one seed in this week’s district tournament at Hoxie, got 24 points from Ty Wagner. Austin Harmon scored 19 while Jake Baltimore tallied 11. Tyler Perez netted six while Brayden Mattingly and Drew Dogan added two points apiece.

Alex Askew topped the Colts with 24 points while Omar Phillips added 12.

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