The Manchester boys basketball team traveled to Rochester Friday night and ran in to a buzz saw in the host Zebras. The Squires could not find the basket, watching Rochester build a half time lead that was almost impossible to make up. Manchester fell to Rochester 61-26.
Rochester took control right from the start, out scoring the Squires 12-4 in the first quarter and 22-6 in the second for a 34-10 half time lead.
The third quarter would be no better as Rochester put another 13 points on the board while holding Manchester to just 4. Rochester lead 47-14 after three.
The Manchester offense started to come alive a little in the fourth quarter, only being out scored 14-12, but the 33 point deficit was way to much to over come.
Leading Manchester was Scott Baker with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. Logan Brunn had 7 points and 8 rebounds. Austin Flack had 5 points and 1 assist. Caleb Thomas had 4 points and 1 rebound. Aric Howard had 1 point, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.
Manchester shot just 26% from 2 point range and 11% from three. The Squires were just 31% from the charity stripe. Manchester had 22 turn overs.