The Manchester boys basketball team played host to Goshen on their final regular season game, which was senior night and Hall of Fame night. With all house full the Squires got off to a 10-3 start before the Red Hawks came roaring back to defeat Manchester 59-42.
Goshen took a 2-0 lead off the opening tip before a Chase Fierstos three gave Manchester the lead. Koehl Fluke would then hit, followed by a three from David McAtee for an 8-2 lead. After a Red Hawk free throw Braydon Sewell connected and the Squires were up 10-3. Goshen would then go to the outside game, connecting on two straight three pointers, plus a bucket for an 8-0 run to grab an 11-10 lead. Keelan Norwood would then give the Squires what would be their last lead of the night before a three at the buzzer gave Goshen a 14-12 lead after one.
David McAtee would knot the score at 14 to start the second when Goshen scored 9 straight to go up 23-14. McAtee and Fierstos would then trade buckets with the Red Hawks as Goshen led 27-20 at the half.
The Red Hawks would extend their lead to start the third with two straight long balls to make it 33-20 before two Fierstos free throws. The Squires had the deficit at 36-25 after a Norwood bucket when Goshen scored 7 straight to increase their lead to 43-25. Braydon Sewell stopped the run with a bucket before Goshen hit a three to end the quarter and led 46-27 with a quarter to go.
Goshen built their lead to 52-29 early in the fourth before a Norwood bucket and free throws from Norwood and Fierstos made it 52-35. Goshen, who shot lights out from behind the arch with 10 three pointers would play even with the Squires down the stretch as they defeated Manchester 59-42.
Leading Manchester was Chase Fierstos with 13 points. Keelan Norwood added 10, David McAtee 8, Braydon Sewell 4, Koehl Fluke 4, Zach Hill 3.
The Manchester junior varsity defeated Goshen 37-34.
Leading the Squires was Levi Hicks and Kane Gable with 7 points each. Kam Lester added 6, Brayden Casper 5, Devon Rooney 5, Jake Schannep 3, Heath Dierks 2, Ethan Davis 2.