MHS hoops earns several league honors

By The Mercury

The name, “Manhattan,” was all over both the boys and girls All-Centennial League lists.

Trevor Hudgins headlined the boys’ list, taking home first team honors and player of the year. The senior helped lead the Indians to their third-straight Centennial League title, averaging 15 points per game. He recorded a career- high 29 points on Jan. 10 against Shawnee Heights.

Joining him were fellow seniors Tommy Ekart, who earned second-team honors, and Cade Roberts, who was honorable mention. Ekart averaged 14.2 points per game, and the 6-foot-7 Roberts averaged nine points per contest while pulling down nearly four rebounds per game. George also was named Centennial League coach of the year after an 18-5 season in which he led Manhattan to the 6A state tournament.

The entire starting lineup for the state-champion Manhattan girls basketball team took home All-Centennial League honors. Chrissy Carr and Gigi McAtee earned first team honors, and Carr also won newcomer of the year. Carr averaged just over 14 points per game heading into the state tournament and led the team in 3-pointers made. She was also tied for second on the team with 3.8 rebounds per game. The junior’s best game came in the state tournament quarterfinals when she recorded a season-high 27 points against Olathe Northwest. McAtee, a McDonald’s All-American nominee, averaged nearly nine points per game before the state tournament in her senior campaign and led the team with 3.8 assists per game.

Kia Wilson, Manhattan’s leading rebounder (6.9 rpg), took home second team honors. The sophomore averaged nearly 11 points per game. Her sister, Kennedy Wilson, along with Garrin Williams, earned honorable mention All-Centennial League. Williams averaged 6.1 points per game and co-led the Indians in steals, with 2.2 per game. Wilson, a senior, was second only to her sister in rebounds per game (3.8) and hit a crucial layup with just seconds left on the clock to beat Derby, 44-42, in the state title game.

Manhattan head coach Scott Mall was named co-coach of the year after leading the Indians to a 24-1 record and their first state title in school history.

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