Indians win Centennial League title

By Grant Guggisberg

The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team used a strong second half to beat Seaman and win the Centennial League title Friday night, 47-38.

After trailing by five at halftime, Manhattan came out with all the momentum in the third quarter, scoring 10 straight points while holding Seaman scoreless for more than 4 ½ minutes to take the lead.

The Vikings responded, however, cutting it to 34-32 heading into the fourth quarter. But Manhattan started the fourth quarter much like the third, scoring three straight buckets while holding Seaman scoreless for nearly six minutes to build its lead.

Darby Price scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the way for the Indians, which also got 14 from Caroline Ballard.

Seaman was led by Tatyana Legette’s 13 points, 11 of which came in the first half.

The Indians now focus on the postseason, with a likely matchup with Wichita Southeast in the first round of sub-state in Manhattan.

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