The Southwood girls and boys varsity basketball teams took a double header from Manchester Friday. The games were part of four games played at Manchester Friday with the junior varsity teams in action before the varsity.
In girls action the Lady Knights got off to a quick start in route to a 53-41 win, while the Knight boys rallied in the second half for a 57-41 win.
Prior to the varsity action the Manchester boys junior varsity topped Southwood 44-38, while Southwood won the girls game 28-15.
In girls varsity action the Lady Knights used a 9-1 run halfway through the first quarter to take an 11-3 lead and led 13-5 after one. Sarah White led with two buckets, with Mollie Harnish draining a three. Tabby DeWitt scored all 5 Manchester points.
Southwood would go on to out score Manchester 14-6 in the second quarter to lead 27-11 at the half. Harnish would hit another three with Ana Marie Farlow scoring 5 points. Manchester scored all 6 points on free throws.
The Lady Knights would use a balanced scoring attack in the third quarter, with five different players scoring, led by Amy Bowman’s 7 points. Kayla Flack would get on track for Manchester, scoring 7 points in the quarter. The Knights increased their lead to 21 points at 47-26.
Manchester would out score Southwood 15-6 in the final quarter, but the Lady Knight lead was to much to overcome.
Leading Southwood was Sarah White with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal. Ana Marie Farlow added 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assist, 3 steals. Amy Bowman had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals. Mollie Harnish had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks. Katie Stouffer had 8 points, 1 rebound, 3 assist, 1 block. Kaley Harness had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals.
For manchester Tabby DeWitt had 11 points, 9 rebounds. Kayla Flack had 9 points, 5 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 steals. Bekah Brunn had 9 points, 4 rebounds. Kalene Freshour had 7 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds. Autumn Brewer had 3 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 3 steals. Sydney Snep had 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound.
For Southwood in the jv game, Emilie Harnish had 9 points, Aleesha Phillips 7, Danielle Pegg 6, Haley Heath 3, Josey Brubaker 3.
For Manchester Shelby Johnson had 6 points, Tiffany Johnson 1.
In boys varsity action the Knights would race off to an early 10-3 lead before the Squires made a move, coming back to take a 13-12 lead before two Jackson Blair free throws gave Southwood a 14-13 first quarter lead. Blair and Shane Smith led five Knights players in scoring in the quarter with 4 points each. Claudell Dickantone would lead the Squires with 10 points, including two three pointers.
The Knights would dominate the first five minutes of the second quarter, building their lead to 24-15 before the Squires would come back again, cutting the lead to just six points at the half, 26-20. Dickantone drained his third three pointer for Manchester, while the Knights would have six players score, led by Smith with 3.
Jackson Blair would get hot for the Knights in the third quarter, scoring 6 points to help the Knights out score the Squires 14-13 to lead 40-33 with a quarter to go. Chase Fierstos would drain a three for the Squires..
The Knights would break away in the fourth, winning the quarter 17-8 for the 57-41 final. For the second quarter ina row, Blair led five Knights scoring with 6 points. Dickantone would score 5 of his game high 22 points in the quarter.
Leading Southwood was Jackson Blair with 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist, 3 steals. Shane Smith had 12 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assist, 5 steals. Corey Phillipy had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assist. Levi Sutton had 7 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assist, 2 steals. Nathan Hollars had 7 points, 3 steals. Robbie Cole had 5 points, 4 steals.
Leading Manchester was Claudell Dickantone with 22 points, Chase Fierstos 7, Lucas Schilling 5, Clayton Petrie 5, Pheonix Goad 2.
For Manchester in the junior varisty game, Derek Flack had 12 points, Riley Rickert 7, Cameron Brendenburg 7, Micah McDaniel 6.
For Southwood Jacob Lloyd had 7 points, Noah Kirk 4, Logan Paris 7, Dolph Struck 9, Luke Elliott 7, Alex Harmon 4.