TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team battled all night, but couldn’t get over the hump against Highland Park on the road Friday night, falling 54-44.
The Indians cut the lead to two in the fourth quarter at 46-44, but couldn’t get the go-ahead or tying basket despite several tries.
Highland Park, on the other hand, finally got out of its funk and ended the game on an 8-0 run to seal the win and stay undefeated in league play.
Manhattan was led by Payton Stephen’s 21 points, with Alex Stitt chipping in 12.
Manhattan hosts Hayden on Tuesday.