The Manchester boys went on the road to Whitko Saturday, falling behind by five in the first quarter before winning the rest of the game and having a shot attempt at the buzzer to put the game in overtime before falling to the Wildcats 57-54.
The Squires struggled a bit in the first, getting a three and 5 points from Mason Hamby and a bucket each from Brayden Casper and David McAtee and trailed 14-9 after the first quarter.
Manchester would come alive in the second, matching Whitko shot for shot. Mason Hamby hit three times with Koehl Fluke hitting a long ball and scoring 5 points. Devon Rooney also hit a three as the two teams played to an 18-18 tie as Whitko led 32-27 at the half.
Again it would be point for point in the third. Hamby would connect four times with McAtee adding two buckets and Kam Lester a bucket as each team scored 14 points with Whitko leading 46-41 after three.
The Squires would cut the Whitko lead to 3 points with little time remaining and had a shot to tie that just missed to fall 57-54. McAtee would hit three times in the quarter with Hamby connecting twice and Fluke adding a three.
The Manchester junior varsity defeated Whitko 27-24.
Scoring : McAtee 4, Isbell 2, Meyer 2, Underwood 10, Davis 4, Parrett 5.