Third Quarter Lapse Hurt Squires In Loss To Huntington

For the second game in a row a third quarter lapse by the Manchester boys basketball team hurt big time. Manchester was tied with Huntington at the half before a 22-10 run by the Vikings in the third led them to a 51-39 win over the Squires.

Chainey Zolman would get the first bucket of the game to give the Squires a 2-0 lead before Caleb Landrum hit a three and two free throws to give the Vikings a 5-2 lead. Again it would be Zolman connecting for the Squires to make it 5-4. The last point of the quarter came from a Hunter Hollowell free throw as Huntington led 6-4 after one.

David McAtee would hit two free throws to start the second quarter. Connor Platt would then find the hot hand for the Vikings, draining a deuce and a free throw to give Huntington a 10-7 lead when Zolman drained a three, then scored off an offensive rebound to put Manchester up 12-10. Sam Daugherty would then convert an old fashion three and was followed by a Conner Platt free throw to put the Vikings back up 14-12. Cameron Brandenburg would the tie the score and was followed by Branden Scott connecting for a 16-14 lead. Caleb Landrum ended the half with a bucket as the two teams were tied at 16 at the half.

As he did to start the game, Chainey Zolman would get the first point of the second half to put Manchester up 17-16 when the Vikings would score 7 straight. Sam Daugherty would connect and was followed by a Caleb Landrum three before Daugherty hit again to open a 23-17 lead for the Vikings. Koehl Fluke stopped the run with two free throws before the Vikings score five straight. Cody Adams and Granville Schultz did the damage for the Vikings. The Squires would cut the lead to 31-26 when Branden Scott hit, followed by two Keelan Norwood free throws. Huntington finished the scoring in the quarter with a Landrum bucket, followed by a Platt three and a Adams bucket to lead 38-26 with a quarter to go.

Any Eric Thompson team will never give up and the Squires came out swinging to start the fourth quarter. Once more Chainey Zolman got the Squires going and was followed by two David McAtee free throws and a bucket from Koehl Fluke to cut the Huntington lead to 38-31. The Vikings regrouped, getting a thre point play from Caleb Landrum and a bucket from Sam Daugherty to take the lead back to 43-31. At 45-36 Huntington would seal the deal when Cody Adams hit a free throw, followed by a three point play from Landrum and a free throw from Schultz to open a 49-36 lead on their way to the 51-39 final.

Name PTS ORB DRB TR PF AST BS ST
* Braydon Sewell 0 2 1 3 2 1 0 1
Branden Scott 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
* David McAtee 8 1 1 2 5 1 0 3
* Koehl Fluke 5 1 2 3 2 0 0 1
* Chainey Zolman 18 1 4 5 4 0 1 1
Cameron Brandenburg 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Bailey Ness 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Keelan Norwood 2 2 4 6 3 0 1 0
Adam Byers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kane Gable 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Levi Hicks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heath Dierks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Huntington won the junior varsity game 54-41.

Name PTS ORB DRB TR AST BS ST
Braxtin Wilson 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
* Jake Schannep 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
* Adam Byers 4 2 0 2 1 0 0
* Kane Gable 13 2 3 5 2 1 2
* Levi Hicks 5 0 1 1 1 0 0
* Bailey Ness 8 3 6 9 1 0 1
Heath Dierks 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

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