Posted On: 02/21/20 5:17 PM

Three years ago, Mannahouse Christian - then known as City Christian - only managed to win two games. This season, the Lions find themselves going to the post-season. Knowing full well it could very well have been their final games in high school, seniors Isaac Johnson and McKinley Faria stepped up in a big way and helped lead Mannahouse to a monumental 53-51 upset of Columbia Christian on Thursday night, propeling the Lions to the Northwest League title game and earning them a surprise playoff berth.

It was clear from the start the game would not go the route of the two previous games between these teams, where Columbia Christian won by an average of 30 points. The Knights only led 17-14 after the first quarter and 31-27 at the half, where the 27 points by Mannahouse exceeded the total number of points the Lions scored the last time they played. Down 47-42 in the third, the Lions ran off eight straight points in the fourth, culminated with Johnson putting back his own miss with 5:42 left to give Mannahouse its first second half lead, 48-47.

From there it was nip-and-tuck, with Mannahouse taking a 52-49 lead when Johnson was

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