The Manchester Lady Squire offense, which had been a little shaky the last few games returned in the second half Tuesday, putting 4 players in double figures and cruising to a 54-33 road win over Central Noble Tuesday.
The game started a little uneasy for the Lady Squires as Central Noble, who has not won a game this year(0-11) was fired up and ready to defend their home court. The Cougars played Manchester tough and even, as the Lady Squires led just 11-10 after the first quarter. Five players scored for Manchester, led by Malyssa Bedke’s 4 points.
Still trying to find their offense, the Lady Squires could only find the bucket four times in the second quarter, scoring 8 points and relying on their defense to hold the Cougars in check. Manchester led 19-14 at the half.
The potent Manchester offense that had carried the team to a 7-1 start for the season showed back up in the second half. The Lady Squires exploded for 18 points in the third quarter and 17 points in the fourth quarter, while maintaining their defensive pressure to out score Central Noble 35-19 in the half and stretch the lead to the 54-33 final
Kayla Flack led the offensive attack with 15 points. Malyssa Bedke, Meika Kennedy and Bekah Brunn all added 11 points each. Kaylee Watson and Hannah Little had 2 points each. Lindsey Budnik and Autumn Brewer had 1 point each.
Hannah Little had 9 rebounds, Meika Kennedy 8. Kennedy had 7 steals.
The junior varsity lost to Central Noble 26-22.
Mariah Mobley led with 8 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Sydney Snep had 7 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.