The Manchester girls basketball team got a double double from Eva Bazzoni as she led the Lady Squires to a 52-45 season opener win over Adams Central Saturday.
Adams Central would jump out to a quick 5-0 lead before Bazzoni hit three free throws and a three pointer to put the Squires up 6-3. Emma West would then score and was followed by buckets from a Kennedy Fierstos steal and a Jirni Cripe bucket to grab a 12-3 lead. The Flying Jets would cut the lead to 12-8 before Kennidy Lauer ended the quarter with a bucket and a Manchester 14-8 lead.
Adams Central would score the first four points of the second quarter to make it 14-12 when Cripe hit, followed by a Fierstos three. Lauer would then hit a free throw to complete a 6-0 run for a 22-14 lead. Back came Adams Central, scoring 9 of the next 12 points to even the score at 25, then go on a 6-3 run to lead the Squires 31-29 at the half.
Eva Bazzoni would personally bring the Squires back in the third quarter, scoring the first 9 points of the quarter to put Manchester up 38-31 before the Squires allowed a Adams Central point with 1:13 left in the quarter. Fierstos would hit a free throw to be the only other Squire to score in the quarter as Manchester led 39-33 after three.
The Flying Jets would make a run to start the fourth quarter, scoring the first 6 points to tie the score before Bazzoni drained a three. Up 42-41 Bazzoni would hit from long range again and was followed by two West free throws and a Cripe bucket to open a 49-41 lead. Adams Central would close the gap to 49-45 before Kierra Hatfield and West hit free throws down the stretch for the 52-45 win.
Eva Bazzoni- 25 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Kennedy Fierstos- 6 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Kennidy Lauer- 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Jirni Cripe- 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Kiera Hatfield- 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Emma West- 5 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
The Manchester junior varsity defeated Adams Central 40-33
Emma Garriott- 12 points, 7 steals, 3 assists, 2 rebounds
Ranissa Shambarger- 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Mackenzie Day- 7 points, 7 rebounds
Morgan Parrett- 7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist
Bailey Mooney- 4 points, 6 steals, 1 rebound
Ainsley West- 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Avery Howard- 4 rebounds
Oliva Auler- 2 rebounds
Makenzey Meyer- 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Beletu Stout- 4 steals
Keilan Creager- 1 deflection
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