County schools split games

Southwood's Dallas Holmes goes up to block Manchester's Logan Parrett's shot in the Knights win over the Squires Friday night. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By The Paper staff

The Southwood Knights used an 18-2 run to take the lead over Manchester and held off multiple Squire come-back runs to pull out a 78-66 win in Three Rivers Conference play on Friday night in boys basketball action..

Manchester had the hot hand early, taking a 10-7 lead with 3:23 left in the first quarter, but the Knights caught fire scoring 18 of the next 20 points over a four-minute stretch.

Southwood's Carson Blair kept the Squires at bay scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter to help the Knights to the 12-point win. Blair led Southwood with 23 points, while Peyton Trexler also had 23 points, Dallas Holmes had 19 and Matthew Nose had 11.

For the Squires, Mason Hamby led the with 23 points, Koehl Fluke had 14, Brayden Casper had 13 and Kamdyn Lester had nine.

Also on Friday, the Manchester girls basketball team used a 15-2 run to take control of its Three Rivers Conference match-up against Southwood in a 41-24 win.

Southwood led 3-2 midway through the first quarter, but three 3-pointers, one each from Kennedy Fierstos, Emma West and Kiera Hatfield proved to be the difference.

Fierstos led Manchester with 12 points and six steals, while Erika Kendall had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Southwood was led in scoring by Erin Lehner and Alissa Pershing with five points each.

In another matchup of two local schools, Wabash’s boys took a 19-4 lead after one quarter to defeat Northfield, 80-54, on Friday night at Coolman Gym.

The Norse battled back, but Wabash held on to a 36-18 lead at halftime, and built it to a 59-31 lead after three quarters.

Luke Mattern led Wabash with 19 points. Tenton Daughtry added 14, Dereck Vogel had 13 and Devin Higdon had 10.

Kyle Reed led Northfield with 17 points, while Joe Halderman had 11.

On Saturday, Northfield’s girls took a 28-12 lead after two quarters to defeat Wabash, 54-33.

The Lady Apaches battled back in the third quarter, cutting the lead to 39-25 after three quarters.

Ariel Dale led Northfield with 16 points, while Kelcie Thomson had 14 points.

Carmen Higdon led Wabash with 10 points.

Posted on 2017 Dec 19