Squires Top Churubusco In Overtime

It took an extra period, but the Manchester boys basketball team remained on a roll Saturday, defeating a very good Churubusco team 65-57 in overtime.

In a fast paced first quarter the Squires trailed 18-17 at the end of one. The Squires connected behind the arch three times in the quarter, one each from David McAtee, Koehl Fluke and Chainey Zolman. Zolman had 7 points in the quarter.

Churubusco would extend their lead in the second, winning the quarter 9-7 to lead 27-24 at the half. The Squires got buckets from Zolman, Keelan Norwood and Kane Gable, plus a free throw from Chase Fierstos in his first game back from his injury.

Things looked even worse for the Squires in the third as Busco won the quarter 18-14 to extend their lead to 45-38 with a quarter to go, but the Squires would respond, making a comeback in the fourth to tie the score at 50 and send it to overtime.

The overtime belonged to Manchester, as the Squires out scored Busco 15-7 for the 65-57 win.

Leading Manchester was Chainey Zolman with 25 points. Koehl Fluke added 10, David McAtee 9, Braydon Sewell 6, Cameron Brandenburg 6, Chase Fierstos 5, Keelan Norwood 2, Kane Gable 2.

Manchester won the junior varsity game 50-33.

Leading the Squires was Bailey Ness with 13 points. Kane Gable added 12, Jake Schannep 8, Adam Byers 8, Heath Dierks 6, Braxtin Wilson 3.

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