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MHS boys rout Junction City

By Grant Guggisberg

Using a quick start and a strong second half, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team won in dominant fashion, 94-65, against Junction City Tuesday night that was nothing like the January meeting between the schools.

Manhattan earned the win in the first meeting, 35-32. The two teams had scored more than that before halftime in the rematch.

The Indians had four players reach double-figure scoring, with Pierson McAtee setting a new career high with 25 points. Chris Martin also set a career high with 19 points, with Payton Stephens and Gabe Awbrey each scoring 14.

Semaj Johnson led the Blue Jays with 16 points.

Manhattan travels to league-leading Highland Park on Friday.

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