Squires Split Quadruple Header With Oak Hill

The Manchester boys and girls basketball teams took the trip south on state road 13 to Oak Hill Saturday to play in a quadruple marathon with the Golden Eagles.

The girls junior varsity game was up first at 3:00 with Manchester leading 16-10 at the half. Oak Hill had the Manchester lead cut to 2 points several times, but an intentional foul with 4.7 remaining on Oak Hill sealed the Manchester 32-29 win.

Leading Manchester was Rachel Cave with 10 points. Bethany Collett added 9, Sydney Day 8, Kiera Stacy 5.

The boys junior varsity kicked off game two. The Squires jumped out to an early lead with Oak Hill coming back to lead the first quarter 9-8.  Oak Hill led 21-19 at the half.

Oak Hill built their lead to 10 points in the fourth before the Squires made a run, cutting it to 4 before the Eagles pulled away for the 46-37 win,

Leading Manchester was Kane Gable with 15 points. Levi Hicks added 8, Bailey Ness 6, Jake Schannep 2, Adam Byers 2, Keelan Norwood 2, Heath Dierks 2.

Game three was the girls varsity game with the Lady Squires coming in riding a two game win streak, while Oak Hill fell in their last game to Southwood.

Oak Hill jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead before  Rae Bedke hit to make it 4-2. Oak Hill increased their lead to 9-2 when Drew Thompson ended the quarter with a three to make it 9-5.

Manchester got the first bucket of the second quarter from Tiffany Johnson and trailed 11-9 after a Ellie Milam bucket.  Oak Hill would score the next 4, but the Squires responded with two buckets from Celina Carter to make it 15-13. The Lady Eagles scored the final 4 points of the quarter and led Manchester 19-13 at the half.

Manchester came out swinging to start the third quarter, scoring 7 of the first 9 points to draw within one at  21-20 when the Eagles went running, out scoring Manchester 10-4 to open a 31-24 lead before Ellie Milam scored the final bucket to make it 31-26.

After an Oak Hill bucket started the fourth quarter the young Lady Squires would make things interesting, scoring 11 straight points to grab a 37-33 lead with 2:25 to go. Oak Hill would return the favor however, scoring 6 straight to grab the 39-37 win.

Leading Manchester was Drew Thompson with 9 points. Celina Carter added 7, Cierra Carter 5, Bailey Sewell 4, Rae Bedke 4, Ellie Milam 4, Tiffany Johnson 2.

In the boys varsity game the Squires needed a win to even the score for the night and the Squires got just that with a strong second half performance, defeating Oak Hill 65-53.

Chase Fierstos got Manchester on the board first with a three pointer with Oak Hill answering with two straight buckets for a 5-3 lead. Fierstos would hit again and was followed by a Koehl Fluke free throw to give the Squires the lead back at 6-5. The lead changed two more times when tied at 12 Chaney Zolman connected on a three. After a made free throw by the Eagles Fierstos would hit one more time as Manchester led 17-13 after the first stop.

Behind Braydon Sewell and Zolman the Squires built their lead to 25-18 in the second when foul trouble for the Squires took its toll with Oak Hill scoring 9 straight to go up 27-25. Cameron Brandenburg then drained a three to give Manchester the lead back, but the Eagles answered before the half for a 31-28 lead.

Manchester came out clicking in the third quarter. Chaney Zolman hit, followed by Braydon Sewell as manchester grabbed the lead back quickly at 32-31. Up 36-35 Chase Fierstos would drain one from behind the arch, but Oak Hill answered with an old fashion three, making it 39-37 when Zolman hit, followed by two Branden Scott free throws as the Squires led 43-37 with  quarter to go.

Manchester would own the fourth quarter, getting two quick buckets to open a 46-37 lead, increasing the lead to 56-42 before a 6 point Oak Hill run made it 56-48. Free throws from Zolman and Sewell got the lead back to 62-48 as the Squires went on to the 65-53 win.

Leading Manchester was Chaney Zolman with 22 points. Chase Fierstos added 14, Braydon Sewell 10, Cameron Brandenburg 8, Koehl Fluke 6, David McAtee 3, Branden Scott 2.

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