The Manchester boys basketball team went on the road to Whitko Saturday, defeating the Wildcats 58-47 to secure a share of the TRC title. The win gave Manchester their first conference championship since 2001.
The Squires would lead 14-12 after the first stop using a balanced scoring attack with four players scoring. David McAtee led the attack with 6 points on two three pointers with Chase Fierstos, Braydon Sewell and Chainey Zolman scoring.
Manchester would extend their lead to 9 at the half, out scoring Whitko 17-10 in the quarter. Chainey Zolman led the way with five buckets and 11 points.
Playing with foul trouble to start the third the Squires would still add to their lead, winning the quarter 15-10. Chainey Zolman and David McAtee would each hit a three as Zolman had 7 and McAtee 5. Keelan Norwood added 3 points in the quarter as Manchester led 46-32.
Whitko would win the fourth 15-12, but the Squire lead was to much to overcome as Manchester went on to a 58-47 win.
Leading the Squires was Chainey Zolman with 23 points. David McAtee added 15, Keelan Norwood 10, Braydon Sewell 6, Chase Fierstos 2, Cameron Brandenburg 2.
The junior varsity defeated Whitko 45-30.
Kane Gable led the Squires with 11 points. Braxtin Wilson and Adam Byers added 10 points each. Bailey Ness had 6, Levi Hicks 4, Heath Dierks 4.
The Squire C team won 32-23.
Parker Yard led with 13 points. Hayes Sturtsman added 8, Nathan Self 7, Brayden Lassiter 4.