A day after routing Hays in the opening round of the Mid-America Classic in McPherson, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team advanced to Saturday’s tournament championship with a 66-35 win over Shawnee Mission South.
When the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team takes the court at Emporia Saturday night, it will do so without head coach Tim Brooks.
MCPHERSON — With no regular contributors standing taller than 5-foot-11, it’s not every night the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has a size advantage over its opponent.
The Manhattan High bowling teams went 2 for 2 on Thursday in Junction City, capturing a pair of first-place finishes at the Blue Jays’ triangular.
In the consolation semifinals of the 37th annual Hiawatha Girls Invitational, Rock Creek used a strong third quarter to wipe out a three-point halftime deficit and defeat Jackson Heights, 38-35, on Thursday.
The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team won its sixth consecutive road game by defeating Union College 95-69 earlier this week.
At Randolph, the Blue Valley girls took a six-point lead to halftime, but turned it on in the third quarter, leading by 15 heading into the fourth to win going away, 55-34.
At Linn, the Mustangs beat Linn in a back-and-forth game that saw Valley Heights take a 13-point halftime lead, only to see Linn outscore the Mustangs 16-9 in the third quarter to make it a game.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats took a two-point lead after the first quarter of play against Rossville, but couldn’t keep it going against the Bulldogs, trailing by three at halftime and four heading into the fourth quarter.
At Council Grove, the Red Raiders led 24-16 at halftime before turning it on in the third quarter, using a 14-2 run to build its lead to 18 heading into the fourth quarter and win going away.
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