As tough a schedule as Manhattan High has wrestled, and as many tough weekend tournaments they’ve competed in this season, head coach Robert Gonzales knows this is the one that counts.
Taking a long season one game at a time is one of the most popular sports clichés of all time, but more often than not, it’s difficult to do.
Manhattan High boys’ co-interim coach Benji George told the team to prepare for Tuesday’s game against Hayden as if it would come down to the final possession.
At Marysville, the Wamego girls’ baskeball team never quite found the dagger against Marysville Tuesday night, but the Red Raiders managed to win every quarter in what turned into a 17-point win in the end.
At Axtell, the Mustangs continued its strong finish to the regular season with a rout of Axtell that was never close to wrap up a Twin Valley League title.
At Randolph, Baileyville B&B took a 39-15 halftime lead and led 43-23 heading into the fourth quarter to score a comfortable road win Tuesday night.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats played Linn close all night, but couldn’t quite turn the corner, trailing by six at halftime before an even third quarter and a tight fourth.
At Marysville, the Red Raiders took a 14-point lead to halftime and managed to win every quarter in Tuesday’s regular-season finale against the Bulldogs.
At Axtell, Valley Heights was able to keep Axtell at arm’s length and win comfortably on the road Tuesday night behind 21 points from Charles Musil and 18 from Gage Woodyard to win the Twin Valley League title a game ahead of Hanover, which beat Centralia in overtime to secure second place.
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