The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held on to beat Seaman 62-51 Friday night, earning home-court advantage against Topeka High in the first round of sub-state this Thursday in the process.
Since Lawrence Free State lost, the Indians hold the tiebreaker over Topeka High and will host them.
Manhattan led by double digits much of the second half, but Seaman cut into its lead in the final three minutes, using the free-throw line to do it. The Vikings cut the lead to three at 50-47, but got no closer as
Manhattan re-extended its lead on a pair of free throws and a breakaway layup by Alex Stitt, the lone remaining senior for Manhattan.
Gabe Awbrey scored a game-high 18 points for the Indians, with Stitt chipping in 13.
Seaman was led by Reid Morgart’s 17 points.
Manhattan hosts Topeka High at 7 p.m. on Thursday.