The Manchester boys basketball team ran in to a very good Whitko team Saturday afternoon, losing to the Wildcats 61-34.
Manchester fell behind 15-7 in the first quarter and could never recover as Whitko built the lead to 28-19 at the half.
Being down 9 the Squires needed to come out and gain some ground to give themselves a chance going in to the fourth quarter. Instead Whitko out scored Manchester 17-6 in the third quarter and 16-9 in the fourth for the 61-34 final.
Leading Manchester was Austin Flack with 12 points and 3 rebounds. Scott Baker had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 blocks. Logan Brunn and Aric Howard had 5 points. Brunn had 4 rebounds and 1 block. Howard had 7 rebounds. Derek Self had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.