The Manchester Lady Squires struggled against North Miami Saturday, falling to the Warriors 47-39.
North Miami would grab a 4-0 lead on two MaryAnn Freeman free throws and a bucket from Hannah Hall before a Kennedy Fierstos free throw made it 4-3. The Warriors would score the next four off buckets from Taylor Tinney and Kate Cobbler for an 8-3 lead before the final points came off a Fierstos two. North Miami led 8-5 after one.
The Squires would grab the lead to start the fourth when Fierstos hit from behind the arch, followed by a Kennidy Lauer bucket for a 10-8 lead. Cobbler would tie the score as the teams traded buckets for much of the quarter. With Manchester leading 17-16 after a Lauer bucket, Freeman would hit two free throws for a North Miami 18-17 lead at the half.
Again Manchester would grab the lead to start the quarter when Lauer and Emma West hit to give the Squires a 21-18 lead. Hall would quickly erase the lead with a three. Mackenzie Day would give the Squires a boost in the quarter with two buckets as Freeman kept pace. Tied at 27 Kiera Hatfield drained a three as Manchester led 30-27 after three.
Manchester was leading 36-30 in the fourth when the Warriors went on a 10-0 run. Bailey Keim would hit back to back buckets to get it started and score 6 of the 10 points. North Miam was up 40-36. Fierstos would make it 40-38, but the Squires were starting to run out of time. Having to foul the Warriors, North Miami would hit 12 free throws in the quarter and 5 in the last minute to secure the 47-39 final.
Kennedy Fierstos- 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Kiera Hatfield- 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals
Mackenzie Day- 4 points, 1 rebound
Eva Bazzoni- 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block
Emma West- 2 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound
Kennidy Lauer- 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Bailey Mooney- 1 assist, 1 rebound
The Manchester junior varsity defeated North Miami 44-20.
Emma Garriott- 11 points, 8 steals, 3 assists, 1 steal
Morgan Parrett- 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal
Keilan Craeger- 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 4 steals
Olivia Auler- 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Bailey Mooney- 4 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists
Ranissa Shambarger- 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
Ainsley West- 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
Makenzey Meyer- 2 points, 1 block
Mackenzie Day- 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Avery Howard- 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Madison Parson- 1 steal
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