The Manchester boys basketball team had the task of playing 2-0, 3A #21 Wawasee on the road Friday. The out come was not what the Squires were looking for, but the game to game improvement was. Although the Squires lost 92-48, the experience of playing a high caliber team on the road will be beneficial.
Manchester fell behind 19-8 after the first quarter with four players hitting one bucket each.
The Squires scored 12 points in the second quarter while giving up 23 to the high potent Warrior offense. Clayton Petrie led the way with 7 points. Wawasee led at the half 42-20.
The Squire offense would continue to improve in the third quarter, scoring 15 points. Five different players scored, led by Connor McLaughlin’s five points. McLaughlin, Neil Underwood and Derek Self all had three pointers. Manchester was out scored in the quarter 31-15.
Manchester would be out scored 19-13 in the fourth, but had five players score, led by Underwood with five points, which included a three pointer.
Leading the Squires was Clayton Petrie with 9 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Neil Underwood 8 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Connor McLaughlin 7 points, 1 assist and 1 rebound. Logan Brunn 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Noah Johnson 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Derek Self 5 points and 3 rebounds. Claudel Dickantone 2 points, Caleb Thomas 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Phoenix Goad 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal.
Jacob Thompson of Wawasee led all scorers with 35 points.
Coach Thompson ” Steady improvement out of Squires. Week by week improvement can be easily seen.”
The junior varsity had the game tied at the end of three quarters, but lost to the Warriors 46-37.
Lennart Simon led the Squires with 18 points. Grant Schuler had 6 points, Clayton Petrie 5, Micah McDaniel 4, Noah Johnson 3 and Lucas Schilling 1.