The Manchester girls and boys basketball teams took a double header from North Miami Saturday with the girls winning 28–25 and the boys coming out on top
Game one was the girls as the Lady Squires won the low scoring affair. Manchester led 9-6 after the first stop, getting 5 points from Drew Thompson and buckets from the Carter sisters Celina and Cierra.
Manchester won the second quarter 9-3 to extend their lead to 18-9 at the half. Cierra Carter led the way with 5 points. Bailey Sewell added a bucket while Sydney Day hit two free throws.
The wheels kinda fell off the wagon in the third as the Squires had a hard time finding the bucket. North Miami out scored Manchester 7-2 to make it 20-16 with a quarter to go. Cierra Carter had the lone Squire points.
North Miami would also win the fourth quarter 9-8, but the Manchester 4 point lead was enough to hold off the Warriors for the 28-25 win.
Leading Manchester was Cierra Carter with 9 points. Drew Thompson added 8, Sydney Day 4, Brooklyn Howard 2, Celina Carter 2, Bailey Sewell 2, Rae Bedke 1.
The Manchester boys jumped all over North Miami in game two, defeating the Warriors 64-28.
The Squires controlled the tempo right from the start, building a 15-5 lead after one. The Squires got points from four different players with Chainey Zolman leading the way with 7 points.
The North Miami offense started to find the bucket in the second quarter, but the Squires didn’t slow down and won the second 16-8 to lead 31-13 at the half. Six players found the bucket for Manchester with Zolman scoring 5 points. Cameron Brandenburg drained a three pointer.
For the third straight quarter the the Manchester defense held North Miami to single digit scoring while the offense went off, scoring 18 points to lead 49-18 with a quarter to go. Koehl Fluke and Zolman each hit bombs in the quarter.
Manchester would win the fourth quarter 15-10 for the 64-28 final.
Leading the Squires was Chainey Zolman with 20 points. Koehl Fluke added 11, David McAtee 6, Kane Gable 6, Cameron Brandenburg 5, Braydon Sewell 4, Keelan Norwood 4, Bailey Ness 4, Branden Scott 2, Adam Byers 2.
The Manchester girls won the first game of the junior varsity double header, topping the Warriors 29-26. Erika Kendall and Rachel Cave led with 8 points each. Bethany Collett added 7 points.
Manchester won the boys junior varsity game 61-18.
Leading manchester was Jake Schannep with 15 points. Levi Hicks added 9, Heath Dierks 8, Braxtin Wilson 7, Adam Byers 7, Hayes Sturtsman 5, Kane Gable 4, Bailey Ness 4, Brayden Lassiter 2.