It was a rough night for the Manchester Lady Squires basketball team. The Squires were visiting Rochester to defend first place in the TRC and the Zebras needed the win to pull even with the Squires. With a cold shooting night and no breaks, the Lady Squires had their second lowest offensive out put of the season, falling at Rochester 46-29.
The Squires inside outside game had been clicking the past several games, leading them to a six game winning streak. It was obvious the Zebras wanted to stop, or at least slow down the inside game. Holding Kayla Flack and Hannah Little without a bucket in the first quarter, the Zebras held the Squires to just three buckets and led Manchester 10-7 after one. Bedke, Kennedy and Schmidt had the Squire buckets.
The Squires could only find the bucket twice in the second quarter, while the Rochester offense would warm up, connecting six times, with two of the buckets being three pointers by Abby Malchow and the Zebras stretched the lead to 26-15 at the half.
Hoping to regroup at the half the Lady Squires come out in the third and the bucket became smaller than it had been the previous two quarters. Meika Kennedy and Kayla Flack would hit the only two Squire buckets while Rochester put up 13 points and Rochester led 39-21 with a quarter to go.
Manchester would have their fourth straight quarter without scoring in double figures. One Squire player scored a bucket in the quarter. Kaylee Watson hit two buckets, one a three pointer as the Squires managed just 8 points while holding Rochester to 7, but the Squires fell 46-29.
Leading Manchester was Meika Kennedy with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Kayla Flack had 7 points, 1 assist, 12 rebounds and 1 steal. Kaylee Watson had 5 points and 1 assist. Hannah Little had 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Malyssa Bedke had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Hannah Schmidt had 2 points and 1 rebound. Bekah Brunn had 2 steals. Lindsey Budnik had 1 steal. Autumn Brewer had 2 rebounds.
The JV lost to Rochester 45-30.
Tabby DeWitt had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Celina Carter had 4 points.