Lady Norse-Manchester Boys Win Consolation Games

The Northfield girls and Manchester boys won the consolation games at the county tourney Friday.

Northfield got by Southwood 52-41 in girls action and the Manchester boys defeated Southwood 60-54.

The girls game was a rematch from December 9th when Southwood defeated Northfield 40-36.

The Lady Norse would use a strong second half to even their season record with Southwood.

The game started at a very slow pace with Northfield clinging to a 6-5 lead after one quarter. Southwood, behind Sarah White’s 9 points would score 13 in the second quarter while holding the Norse to 8 and led 18-14 at the half.

The Norse reversed the roll in the second half with a 21 point third quarter, led by Sidney Reed with 7 and 5 players scoring, while holding the Knights to 7 points and led 35-25 heading to the fourth.

One of Northfield’s nemesis this year has been being able to finish when leading. Things seemed to click as Northfield again out scored Southwood, this time 17-16 to avenge their earlier season loss to Southwood 52-41.

Leading Northfield was Sidney Reed with 15 points. Katie Stephan had 12, Arie Kennedy 11, Sydney Eltzroth 10 and Kylie Echard 4.

Sarah White led Southwood and all scorers with 24 points. Kaley Harness had 7, Emily Murphy 6, Jessica Pegg 3 and Jaycee Wright 1.

 

The boys game was also a game of revenge. Southwood come from behind to defeat Manchester 61-58 on December 16th.

As expected the game would be tight and close to the wire.

Southwood started the scoring on a Levi Sutton bucket and their lead was quickly erased on a Grant Schuler three. The two teams would trade buckets and the Squires led 12-11 after one.

The second quarter would end up being the deciding factor of the game. Manchester would start the quarter on a 10-0 run, building the lead to 22-11, out scoring the Knights 18-8 in the quarter and leading 30-19 at the half. Logan Brunn led the attack with 8 points. Levi Winget scored 6 of Southwood’s 8 points.

Southwood started to gain some momentum in the third quarter. After Manchester hit the first bucket to go up 32-19 the Knights rattled off 13 straight points to cut the gap to 34-32. The Squires would hold off the surge and maintained a five point lead, 45-40 after three. Jackson Blair and Brunn led with 8 points each.

Back on the 16th the game was a similar situation with the Knights coming from behind to win. This time the Squires were able to maintain their composure, winning the quarter 15-14 and the game 60-54.

Logan Brunn led Manchester with 18 points. Derek Self had 12, Grant Schuler 11, Caleb Thomas and Clayton Petrie 6, Neil Underwood 4, Pheonix Goad 2 and Noah Johnson 1.

For Southwood Levi Winget had 22, Jackson Blair 13, Connor Hobbs 9, Sexton Boggs and Levi Sutton 4 and Grant Keaffaber 2.

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