The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team had the opportunity to win a championship at the McPherson Invitational Saturday night, but a slow start and a dominant game from the hometown McPherson Bullpups forced the Indians to settle for runners-up in a 81-58 defeat.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team held off the rally attempts of Emporia Friday night in Manhattan, winning 53-44.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team finished off an improbable rally to defeat Shawnee Mission East, 52-50, in Friday night’s semifinal at the McPherson Invitational.
The Indians logged a 1,986 on the day, falling behind Shawnee Heights, which won with 2,102 pins. Topeka West took third (1,880) and Emporia was fourth (1,687).
Playing in the fifth-place bracket at the Twin-Valley League tournament held in Onaga, both the Frankfort and Valley Heights boys lost to move into Saturday’s seventh-place game against each other.
MCPHERSON — Behind a deeper bench and a full-court defense that forced 22 turnovers in the game, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team advanced through to the semifinals of the McPherson Invitational with a 63-53 opening round win over Mill Valley Thursday afternoon.
In a quadrangular meet with league foes Washburn Rural, Emporia and Seaman on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium, the final event of the day, the 400 free relay, had plenty of intrigue.
In earning the No. 2 seed at this week’s McPherson Invitational, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got an opportunity only one other team in the field received.
The Kansas Nets fifth-grade boys’ basketball team from Manhattan won the WBA Tournament Saturday in Wamego.
The Rock Creek wrestling team lost its dual to Washburn Rural on Tuesday, 57-18.
After scoring a combined 129 points the last time Great Bend and the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team played in December, Tuesday’s return game at Great Bend was much different.
At Burlington, Rock Creek won its tournament opener at the Burlington Invitational Tuesday night, 67-32.
At Hillsboro, a slow start cost the Falcons in its opening game at the Trojan Classic against the host-team Trojans.
At Onaga, Blue Valley outscored Clifton-Clyde 13-4 in the fourth quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a victory in the first of two consolation games at the Twin-Valley League tournament this week.
WAMEGO 47, TONGANOXIE 9 At Tonganoxie, Wamego showed why it’s the top seed at the Tonganoxie Invitational this week, dismantling the host Chieftains in the tournament opener for both teams.
At Hillsboro, the Falcons led 24-15 at halftime and maintained their lead throughout the second half in an opening round win at the Trojan Classic.
At Onaga, the Wildcats were outscored in three of four quarters but managed to win behind a strong second quarter, outscoring the hometown Buffaloes 22-12 in the first of two consolation games at the Twin Valley League tournament.
At Onaga, Hanover jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead before slowing down in the second half in a consolation game victory over Blue Valley at the Twin Valley League tournament.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won its second meeting of the season with Great Bend, 51-33, on the road Tuesday night.
Manhattan won 72-57 earlier this year, but was tested by the Panthers for a half before the Indians pulled away late in the third quarter.
The Twin-Valley League tournament is in full swing at Onaga this week after getting started on Saturday and continuing Monday.
ALMA — Wabaunsee’s duo of senior Cara Flach and freshman Karsen Schultz proved to be too much for the Rock Creek girls’ basketball team to handle Friday night in its 65-48 loss.
In a 57-28 win over Highland Park, the Indians let defense fuel their offense as they turned a tight game in the first half into a blowout with a strong third quarter Friday night on the road.
At Marysville, Wamego got a big performance out of senior Lanie Page on Friday night in a 57-43 win over Marysville.
At Silver Lake, a bad third quarter plagued Riley County in a 54-47 loss to Silver Lake on Friday.
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