At Abilene, Rock Creek started off well but quickly slowed in the second quarter, taking an 18-13 lead after one but trailing 31-21 by halftime.
At Linn, the Rams fell behind early and couldn’t make up for it late in the game, despite outscoring the Bulldogs by three in the fourth quarter.
At Wamego, Lanie Page scored 31 points to pace the Red Raiders past the Riley County Falcons.
At Blue Rapids, Brandi Jo Roepke scored enough points to beat the Frankfort Wildcats on her own, finishing the night with 34 points in a dominant win.
At Abilene, Rock Creek took a six-point lead to halftime, but couldn’t hang on in the second half, as Abilene flipped the switch in the third quarter.
At Linn, the Bulldogs took a 14-point lead to halftime and added to it in each of the final two quarters against the visiting Rams, who are still looking for their first victory of the season.
With a young and inexperienced varsity roster, first-year head coach Benji George wasn’t sure what to expect from his team in a back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire game.
With a veteran squad coming off a fourth-place finish at state a year ago and an undefeated Centennial League title run, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team was looking to pick up where it left off last March in playing host to Dodge City in Friday’s opener.
The Manhattan High wrestling team traveled two hours to the east for the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational on Saturday, taking seventh among the 16 teams and earning four medals on the day.
At Riley, the Valley Heights Mustangs faced off against traditional Class 3A power Riley County and scored the upset behind a big third quarter.
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