MHS girls beat scrappy Scots, 44-30

By Grant Guggisberg

TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team struggled to put the game away, but ultimately came out on top on the road against Highland Park, winning 44-30 Friday night.

Darby Price had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Indians, with Caroline Ballard adding nine points and Par McNair scoring seven.

Manhattan led 11-0 after the first quarter and 25-10 at halftime, but didn’t make a field goal in the third quarter, allowing the Scots to cut the lead to single digits in the second half.

The Indians made 15 of 44 (34 percent) of their shots, while Highland Park made 12 of 42 (29 percent).

The Scots were led in scoring by Destini Gillian’s seven points.

Manhattan (17-1, 11-0 Centennial) hosts Hayden on Tuesday.





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