Wildcats fall at home to Manila

Friday, February 2, 2018
Trumann's Alex Moses throws down a one-handed dunk during the Wildcats' game with Manila this past Friday at Wildcat Gym. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Trumann (11-11, 4-8) had to play catch up from the start of game and cut the lead to four at halftime. Manila caught fire the third quarter outscoring the Wildcats 27-17 to cushion their lead on the way to handing Trunmann an 84-67 loss at Wildcat Gym this past Friday.

The Lions jumped out to a 7-0 lead at Bradey Woodall got a steal and layup before Brock Birmingham canned a three-pointer and added a a jumper as Ben Turner hit a jumper in the lane for the Wildcats to make it 7-2. Woodall drilled a three-pointer for Manila, MJ Barnes made two free throws for Trumann Daley Belew canned a three-ball for the Lions to make it 13-4 Manila. Turner scored inside for the Wildcats, Daley Belew hit a jumper in the lane for Manila as Trumann got an inside basket and one of two free throws from Turner making it 15-9 Lions with 2:20 left. Dalton Hitchcock scored inside for Manila as Daley Belew converted an old-school three-point play for the Lions to push their lead to 20-9. Zach Buchanan hit two free throws for the Wildcats, Birmingham hit two free throws for Manila before Turner hit two free throws from Trumann to make the score 21-13 Lions after one.

Dakota Craig canned a three-pointer for the Wildcats to open the second quarter scoring as Woodall hit a jumper for Manila to make it 23-16 Lions. Trumann got a three-ball and a basket inside form Turner before Daley Belew drilled a three-pointer for Manila to make it 26-21 Lions. Barnes hit one of two free throws and Turner netted a three-pointer for the Wildcats before Daley Belew made back to back baskets for the Lions making it 30-25 Manila with 2:13 left. Turner hit a jumper and a three-pointer for the Wildcats, Daley Belew hit a jumper in the lane for the Lions as Turner hit one of two free throws for Trumann to make it 32-31 Manila. Daley Belew canned a trey for Manila, Barnes scored in the paint for the Wildcats before Daley Belew hit two technical free throws for the Lions making it 37-33 Manila. Turner got a steal and two-handed slam dunk for the Wildcats as Hitchcock hit two free throws for Lions with one second left to make it 39-35 Manila at the half.

Complete game article in February 1 PCDT!

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