At Clay Center, the Red Raiders had little trouble taking care of business on the road against the Tigers, taking a 17-point lead to halftime that only grew over the final two quarters.
The Rams, who hadn’t won a Twin-Valley League game all season, finally ended the streak Tuesday night with a 42-35 win over rival Frankfort.
At Flush, Rock Creek managed to blank the Fighting Irish and take a 4-0 lead to the second quarter, but gave the lead back in the second quarter in what was a tight game until the fourth quarter.
RANDOLPH — Frankfort’s Alex Roeder needed this one.
At Clay Center, the Red Raiders were outscored by seven points in both the second and third quarters to create a deficit they could not overcome in the fourth quarter against the Tigers.
There have been times this season when transfer Robbie Ostermann has struggled to adjust to a new school and life in Kansas. Tuesday night, he looked comfortable.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball used a big night from junior Robbie Ostermann to pull away in the second half against Topeka High, winning 58-46 and avenging their only Centennial League loss of the season.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team overcame a sluggish start to defeat Topeka High, 51-31, Tuesday night at the MHS gymnasium.
A year ago, the Topeka High Trojans beat the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team on its home floor to end its season in the first round of sub-state.
Both Manhattan High bowling teams competed in a quadrangular meet at Gage Bowl in Topeka, with the boys taking first place and the girls finishing in second.
The Falcons weathered the attack of Cary Flach and freshman Karsen Schultz — who also had 18 points — to come away with a 58-45 victory over Wabaunsee 58-45.
RILEY — Riley County seniors Trace Nelson and Brice Brummett said after their team’s 82-51 battering of Wabaunsee Friday night that they went into the contest planning to have big games.
Last year, the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team took second place at the Centennial League meet, but was 175 points away from unseating Washburn Rural as the league champion. Once again the Indians finished as runner-up to the Junior Blues.
Manhattan (13-3, 7-2 Centennial) led most of the game, taking an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter and holding that lead for much of the period as both teams struggled to score.
Manhattan flipped the switch in the fourth quarter, turning a two-point lead into an 11-point advantage on a basket by Pierson McAtee at the 1:41 mark, effectively ending any chance for Rural to close the deficit.
At Flush, the Rock Creek girls put up a strong defensive effort to beat St. Marys, 41-31, on Friday night.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders were outscored 28-17 in the second half on the way to a 50-40 loss to Abilene.
At Highland, the Blue Valley Rams trailed by 10 at halftime and couldn’t make up the difference in the second in a 51-38 loss to Doniphan West.
At Frankfort, a low scoring second half hurt the Frankfort Wildcats in a 45-28 loss to Hanover.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights got off to a great start against Wetmore on the way to a 56-45 win.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders couldn’t recover from a tough second quarter, falling to Abilene, 63-44.
At Highland, Doniphan West used a steady scoring attack to take down Blue Valley, 66-45.
At Flush, Rock Creek pitched a shutout in the first quarter and kept on rolling on the way to a 66-11 win over St. Marys.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights got over the.
At Frankfort, Jacob Studer scored 14 points for the Wildcats but the offense was hard to come by in a 66-28 loss to Hanover.
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