Had Manhattan made something close to its usual free-throw percentage against Topeka West, the game likely would not have come down to the final seconds as it did at the MHS gymnasium Friday night.
FLUSH — The Riley County girls’ basketball team didn’t waste any time on the road Friday night putting its stamp on the game against Rock Creek.
FLUSH — There aren’t many high school basketball teams across the state that have a duo of posts quite like Rock Creek - especially for a smaller Class 4A-Div. II school.
At Frankfort, Blue Valley used a third quarter run and held on in the fourth to edge Frankfort, 59-56 on Friday.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights used a big second quarter to top Troy, 53-39, on Friday.
At Osage City, Tessa Seeberger scored 20 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Red Raiders.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats used a steady offensive pace to rout Blue Valley at home on Friday, 54-29.
At Blue Rapids, Troy got just enough scoring out of it’s top player on Friday to earn a win at Valley Heights.
At Osage City, the Wamego Red Raiders couldn’t keep up with Osage City on Friday, dropping a road game 65-52.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team survived a back-and-forth game against Topeka West with a 55-48 win Friday night.
Topeka West hung with the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team Friday night, but couldn’t keep up the pace in the second half as the Indians defeated the Chargers, 56-31.
Playing in a triangular meet at the Junction City Bowl against the Blue Jays and Hayden, both Manhattan bowling teams took second place on Thursday afternoon.
In the second game of the season in early December, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got all it could handle in a 59-54 win at Topeka West.
Going into his recruitment to play college soccer, Manhattan High senior Tyler Daveline had a pretty good idea of what he wanted.
At Abilene, Wamego played its second game of the season without Lanie Page, and once again lost a close matchup, falling 32-29 to Abilene Tuesday night.
At Flush, Centralia needed overtime to defeat Rock Creek in a low-scoring affair, leading 16-13 at halftime before scoring just six points, two in each second-half quarter as well as overtime, to narrowly defeat the Mustangs.
At Riley, the Falcons took a seven-point lead in the first quarter and led 22-16 at halftime before winning both quarters of the second half against Marysville.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights had no trouble taking care of Blue Valley in a lopsided win, taking a 26-9 lead after the first quarter and cruising to victory the rest of the way, winning each quarter of the game.
At Troy, the Wildcats took a six-point lead to halftime and led by seven heading into the fourth quarter, but Frankfort couldn’t hold off the Trojans in a close loss on the road, as Troy outscored the Wildcats 17-9 in the fourth quarter to win.
At Flush, Rock Creek had no trouble defending its home turf against the Panthers, taking a 14-point lead to halftime after an even first quarter and outscoring Centralia by 15 in the second half to win comfortably.
At Riley, the Falcons used a strong first quarter to take a lead against the Bulldogs they would not relinquish in their nine-point win.
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs completed the sweep of Blue Valley Tuesday night with a lopsided win over the Rams, winning each quarter and taking a 13-point lead to halftime before pulling away even more in the second half.
At Troy, Frankfort came out firing on all cylinders against Troy in a tough road matchup and took an 18-10 lead after one quarter of play.
At Abilene, Wamego stayed close with Abilene most of the game but couldn’t keep pace in the fourth quarter in a loss to the Cowboys.
Most days, the kind of scores the Manhattan boys’ bowling team put up on Monday would be enough to win a quadrangular meet.
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