2013-14 Boys' Basketball

Mansfield Middle School A Team

Mansfield Wins Big Over Fordland

The Mansfield boys' A team got off to a great start with a win over Fordland on Monday, September 9th. The Lions took the lead early and won 47-12.

Lions Face Non-Conference Opponent on MSU Campus

On Thursday, September 12th, the Mansfield Lions traveled to the campus of Missouri State University to face the Greenwood Laboratory School. The Lions won by a score of 36 to 18.

Lions 3-0 After Win Over Tigers

The Mansfield boys' A team defeated Seymour on their home court on Monday, September 16th by a score of 56-20.

Mansfield Defeats Hartville in Home Opener

The Lions opened up at home on Thursday, September 19th, with a 34-31 victory. The Lions defeated the Eagles without center Dylan Caruso who was out with an illness.

Mansfield Boys' A Team Remains Undefeated

The Mansfield Lions boys' A team defeated Gainesville at home on Thursday, September 24th, by a score of 47-25. The Lions are now 5-0.

Boys' A Team Wins Again

The Mansfield Lions defeated Seymour at home on Tuesday, October 1st, 53-15. This was the second time the Lions have defeated the Tigers. The Lions are now 7-0. The Lions won their sixth game of the season by a score of 57-10 on the road at Sparta on Thursday, September 26th, but no pictures are available.

Lions Win Against Conway to Remain Undefeated

The Mansfield Middle School boys' A team continued their winning ways as they defeated the Conway Bears at home on Friday, October 4th, by a score of 36-27. The 9-point win was only the second game in which the Lions' win was in the single digits.

MMS Boys Sweep the Summit Conference

The Mansfield Middle School Boys' A team finished their regular season versus conference oppoents at Norwood on October 10th with a 53-21 win. The win was their 9th victory, and they will enter the Norwood Tournament next week as the #1 seed.

Lions Finish Regular Season 10-0

The Lions traveled to Spokane to finish their regular season against a non-conference opponent. The boys defeated Spokane by a 20-point margin and will enter the Norwood Tournament next week with a 10-0 record.

Lions Start Strong in Norwood JH Tournament

On Monday, October 14th, the Mansfield Middle School boys' A team defeated Plato in the first night's play of the four-team (round-robin) Norwood Junior High Tournament. The Lions won 44-13.

Mansfield Defeats Norwood

In second-round action of the round-robin Norwood Junior High Tournament, the Mansfield Lions rolled to a victory over Norwood by a score of 54-13 .

Lions Head into Conference Tournament Undefeated

The Mansfield Lions faced off against the Bakersfield Lions in the third night of play in the Norwood Junior High Tournament on Thursday, October 17th. Mansfield defeated Bakersfield by a score of 50-19 to go 3-0 and win the round-robin tournament. The MMS Lions are now 13-0 and enter the Summit Conference tournament at Seymour as the #1 seed. The Lions received a bye for the first round of the tournament.

Lions Defeat Gainesville and Head into Conference Tournament Championship Game Undefeated

The Mansfield Lions boys' A team is 14-0 after defeating Seymour for the third time this season in the semi-finals of the Summit Conference Tournament. The Lions won 41-29 to move into the tournament finals.

Undefeated & Conference Champs!

A Chance to Relax and Celebrate the Season's Success

Some of the team celebrated after the game at McDonald's. After feeling the pressure of finishing the season undefeated, some of the players and Coach Shelton were able to relax a little!

To the team . . .

As a parent of one of you, let me say what a joy and pleasure it was to watch you mesh your talents, gel as a team, improve your skills, experience success, and see your love of the game through the way you played with such energy and enthusiam. I also want to say how proud I am of you - as boys I know and love, and as students of Mansfield. You play hard, you play well, but you don't have to play dirty to win.

To Coach Shelton . . .

You have much to be proud of! You should be proud of the team, proud of your players, and proud of yourself.

As a parent, it makes me thankful to see how you handle yourself on the bench. I watch coaches from other towns, and it makes me proud of our school to see the quality of a coach that we have on our bench. I know you've had a great mentor in Coach Writer, but thank you for following in his footsteps.

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