The Manchester boys basketball team went on the road and fell to Garrett 62-45 Friday.
The Squires were within striking distance the first half before a disastrous third quarter blemished their hopes. Manchester trailed just 17-11 after one. Chase Fierstos, Claudell Dickantone, Clayton Petrie and Neil Underwood all had buckets, with Underwood leading the way with 4 points.
The pace picked up in the second quarter with the two teams combining for 38 points. Garrett won the quarter 20-18 and led 37-29 at the half. The Squires scored five buckets in the quarter with Dickantone hitting a three and freshman Derek Flack getting in on the scoring with a bucket. Neil Underwood would lead the Squires in the quarter, scoring 7 points hitting 5 free throws.
As hot as both teams were in the second quarter, it was just the opposite in the third. Manchester held Garrett to just 6 points, but scored just 4 of their own. Dickantone and Petrie each had a bucket. Manchester trailed 43-33 with a quarter to go.
Manchester scored 12 points in the fourth, 8 from the free throw line as Garrett put up 19 for the 62-45 final.
Leading the Squires was Clayton Petrie with 14 points. Neil Underwood added 11, Claudell Dickantone 9, Lucas Schilling 4, Chase Fierstos 2, Micah McDaniel 2, Branden Scott 1.
The junior varsity used an 18-1 fourth quarter to come back for a 36-30 win.
Sewell 11 points, Rickert 10, Brandenburg 9.