Squires Surprise Peru

The Manchester boys basketball team may have turned the corner Saturday. Using team work and a balanced offense the Squires stunned the Peru Tigers 61-55.

Leading at all stops the Squires led 11-6 after one and 22-16 at the half.

Being a young team the Squires have struggled holding a lead or keeping pace in the later part of the game, but not this Saturday. Manchester increased their lead and led 43-33 with a quarter to go.

Peru would make a run at Manchester late in the fourth, but the Squires did not fold, hitting free throws down the stretch for the 61-55 win.

Leading Manchester was Claudell Dickantone with 15 points. Derek Flack added 14, Clayton Petrie 10.

Coach Thompson ” The guys beat a quality team tonight through teamwork. We’re gaining confidense in every way each day and game.”

The junior varsity topped Peru 59-26.

Micah McDaniel led with 13 points. Cameron Brandenburg added 9, Dalton Day 8, Braydon Sewell 7. Ten different Squires scored.

Photos By Sam Knight

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