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Knights win seventh game in eight tries

Manchester's Kam Lester looks to get around a Whitko defender. Photo by Don Hurd

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Southwood’s boys basketball team defeated Adams Central Monday night 70-45, picking up their seventh win in eight games.


The Knights built a 42-27 lead by the half and never looked back.


Dallas Holmes continued his scoring rampage with 30 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and two blocks.


Carson Rich added 14 points, nine assists, three steals and four rebounds, and Gabe Lloyd finished with 12 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals.


Tuesday night, the Knights defeated Eastbrook 62-53 to improve to 11-10 on the season.


Southwood built another sizeable lead by the half, 35-18, and coasted to the win.


Holmes finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.


Rich added 12 points, five assists and two steals.

Lloyd and Luke Winer both added nine points in the win.


Friday night, the Knights (12-10) wrapped up the regular season with a 62-52 win over Bluffton.


Holmes again led the way with 27 points, nine rebounds and five steals.


Carson Rich finished with 11 points and four steals.


Jackson Simons rounded out the leaders with 10 points, three steals and two blocks. 

Norse fall to Mac
Northfield’s boys basketball team was unable to fully dig out of an early deficit in a 68-58 loss to Maconaquah on Monday night.


Down 16 in the third, the Norse clawed back to within two, and had a chance to take the lead, but were unsuccessful.


Logan Peas scored 16 points to lead Northfield. Nate Drancik added 15 points and six rebounds.


Clayton Tomlinson and Jared Peas both scored 11 for the Norse, with Peas adding four steals.


Then on Friday, the Norse (5-17) fell to Oak Hill 53-38.


A 6-of-14 performance from the line and a 6-for-30 performance from 3-point range helped sink Northfield.


Graydon Holmes led the way in the loss with 10 points, three rebounds and four blocks. Jared Peas also added 10 points to go along with six rebounds.


Logan Peas scored nine points and added three blocks.

Apaches top Eastern
Wabash’s boys basketball team defeated Eastern 56-40 Tuesday night to improve to 17-4 on the season, its best start to a season since 1967-68.


The Apaches built a 36-14 lead by halftime and never looked back.


Trenton Daughtry led Wabash with 20 points, five rebounds, and eight steals.


Blake Gribben added nine points and five rebounds, and Logan Vander Velden finished with eight points, five rebounds and four steals.

Squires fall to Whitko
Manchester’s boys basketball team was defeated by Whitko, 79-71, Tuesday night.


The Squires held a 39-37 lead at the half, but couldn’t hang on to the lead as the Wildcats outscored them 23-15 in the third quarter.


Weston Hamby led Manchester with 19 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals.


Max Carter added 18 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.


Thane Creager finished with nine points, while Brayden Casper and Kam Lester both added seven points.


The Squires (12-10) returned Friday night and defeated Eastern 58-54 to improve to 12-10 on the season.


Manchester trailed by one at the half, 25-24, but won the second half, 34-29.


Weston Hamby led Manchester with 16 points, three assists and three steals.


Kam Lester and Thane Creager both scored 12 points in the win for the Squires.

Posted on 2019 Feb 26