Porter’s Chapel sweeps Manchester in District 3-3A openers

Published 10:40 am Friday, December 2, 2022

Porter’s Chapel Academy’s boys basketball team rode a fast start and a hot shooting night to its first district victory.

Lawson Selby finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, and Jase Jung added 10 as Porter’s Chapel defeated Manchester Academy 61-29.

Chase Hearn also scored eight points for PCA. Selby had three steals and two blocks to go along with his points and rebounds.

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Jack White led Manchester with eight points.

The Eagles shot 52.2 percent (24-for-46) from the field and 7-for-16 from 3-point range. Selby made two 3-pointers in the first half as they built a 16-point lead.

PCA turned the game into a rout by outscoring Manchester 24-9 in the fourth quarter.

PCA will return to action Monday at 6 p.m., at home vs. Tensas Academy. It plays at Greenville Christian on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Porter’s Chapel 40, Manchester 38
The Porter’s Chapel Lady Eagles built a small lead early and held it all the way through to win their MAIS District 3-3A opener against Manchester Academy.

Tiara Sims scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the first half, and also had four of PCA’s 10 steals. Anjel Walton added 14 points and five rebounds, while Hannah Henderson grabbed nine rebounds and scored four points.

Lexie Greenlee led Manchester with 13 points and Presley Trammell had 12.

PCA led by four points at the end of the first quarter and eight at halftime, but had to hold off a Manchester comeback at the end. The Lady Mavericks had one last chance at a tying basket in the final seconds but couldn’t get it.