A rough third quarter cost the Manchester boys basketball team as they took on Warsaw Thursday, falling to the Tigers 61-38.
It is a huge task for a school the size of Manchester to take on a 4A school on their home floor and the Squires had the Tigers running a bit scared in the first half before the tide turned in the second half.
The Squires got buckets from Koehl Fluke and Chainey Zolman in the first quarter and trailed just 12-6 after the first stop. Manchester would draw closer in the second, out scoring Warsaw 13-10. Chainey Zolman spent most of the quarter at the free throw line, going 4 for 5 with a bucket for 6 points. David McAtee found the range, getting a bucket from behind the arch and a deuce for 5. Manchester trailed just 22-19 at the half.
Things went south for the Squires in the third quarter and the second half as they lost their composure, being out scored 23-9 in the third and 39-19 in the half for the 61-38 final.
Leading the Squires was Chainey Zolman with 13 points. David McAtee added 9, Koehl Fluke 5, Keelan Norwood 5, Cameron Brandenburg 4, Braydon Sewell 2.
The junior varsity fell to Warsaw 60-26.
Leading Manchester was Jake Schannep and Kane Gable with 7 points each . Levi Hicks added 5, Bailey Ness 4, Heath Dierks 2, Keelan Norwood 1.