Defense Leads Lady Squires Past Blackhawk

The Manchester Lady Squires picked up their 7th win of the season, defeating Blackhawk Christian 43-38 Monday.

The Lady Squires got off to a good start and led Blackhawk 15-6 after one. In the quarter Bailey Sewell and Cierra Carter had 4 points each. Drew Thomson, Tiffany Johnson and Celina Carter all had a bucket with Thompson’s being a three.

Blackhawk would turn the tide on the Squires in the second, holding Manchester to just 6 points as they put up 16 and just like that the Squires trailed 22-21 at the half. Thompson, Ellie Milam and Celina Carter had buckets.

Manchester would regroup at the half to come out and win the third quarter 10-7. Four different players scored with Thompson leading with 4 points.

Manchester would keep up the defensive intensity in the fourth, holding Blackhawk to single digit scoring for the second straight quarter and the third time in the game, winning the fourth 12-9 for the 43-38 win.

Leading the Lady Squires was Drew Thompson with 12 points. Cierra Carter added 8, Ellie Milam 6, Bailey Sewell 6, Celina Carter 5, Rae Bedke 4, Tiffany Johnson 2.

Manchester won the junior varsity game 48-27.

The Squires were led by Bethany Collett with 27 points. Abby Smith added 7, Rachel Cave 6, Emily Mize 2.

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