The Manchester boys basketball team took a major hit this week when leading scorer Chase Fierstos went down with a broken foot. The Squires regrouped and went to work with out their leader Friday, defeating Wawasee 44-37.
The Squires trailed 9-8 after the first stop, perhaps with everyone learning a new role. Manchester got two buckets each from Chainey Zolman and Braydon Sewell.
Manchester got going in the second quarter with Koehl Fluke and David McAtee getting in on the action. Manchester won the quarter 14-8 with Fluke draining a three and McAtee hitting one. Chainey Zolman led the Squires in the quarter with 6 points. Manchester led 22-17 at the half.
For the third quarter in a row the Manchester defense held Wawasee to single digit scoring, winning the quarter 10-9 to increase their lead to 32-26 with a quarter to go. Freshman Koehl Fluke led the way with 5 points, including a three pointer while Chainey Zolman and Keelan Norwood each had a bucket.
The Squires would not let Wawasee get any closer as they out scored the visitors 12-11 in the fourth. Chainey Zolman led the fourth quarter charge with 7 points. Koehl Fluke added 5.
Chainey Zolman led the Squires with 19 points. Koehl Fluke added 14, Braydon Sewell 4, David McAtee 2.
Manchester won the junior varsity game 47-39.
The Squires were led by Kane Gable with 14 points. Bailey Ness added 11.
Manchester fell in the C team game to Oak Hill 37-32.
Hayes Sturtsman had 12 points, Parker Yard 8, Jake Schannep 4, Braydon Lassitor 4, Nathan Self 2, Braxton Wilson 2.