Manchester defeats North Miami, Canterbury

Manchester 50, North Miami 40

It wasn’t the prettiest game of the early season but the Manchester Squires did enough to pull out a 52-40 win at North Miami Friday night, thanks to a 30-point, 19 rebound, five steal effort from Max Carter.

Points were tough to come by in the first quarter with North Miami leading 10-2 with under a minute left.

Meanwhile, Manchester’s leading scorer Weston Hamby picked up two quick fouls and sat for much of the first quarter.

Hamby committed his third foul in the second quarter, his fourth in the third, and fifth early in the fourth quarter.

North Miami tied it at 17-17 with 1:39 left in the half but Luke Ramer and Carter each scored inside in the final 1:20 to give the Squires a 21-17 halftime lead.

North Miami took a 26-24 led with 1:34 left in the third quarter, and then Carter put the Squires on his back.

The senior scored six points in the final minute of the third quarter, and 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Squires pull away for the win.

Carter had a huge game with 30 points, 19 rebounds (11 offensive), and five steals, Zolman had nine points and one rebound, followed by Bedke with four points, two steals, one rebound, and one assist, Cade Jones with four points, four rebounds, and three assists, Hamby with three points and one rebound, and Ramer with two points and two rebounds.

Brayden Jones added five rebounds, one assist and one steal, and Caden Miller had two steals. 

The JV team defeated North Miami 56-31.

Manchester 51, Canterbury 38

Hamby scored 26 points, achieved his 1,000th career point, and led the Squires to a road win at Canterbury by a 51-38 score Saturday night, Jan. 9.

The Squires used an 18-3 run over an eight-minute span in the first and second quarters to turn an 8-5 lead to 26-8 and held on for a 51-38 win.

Hamby got all of his frustrations out of his system from the night before by starting the game with a three-pointer. A three-pointer from Zolman and an inside basket from Brayden Jones gave the Squires an 8-2 lead.

Zolman converted a four-point play, followed by two free throws from Carter, a steal and layup from Hamby and another three-pointer from Zolman, to give Manchester a 19-5 lead.

Hamby added three more points to end the first quarter, the scored a basket and hit two free throws to start the second quarter for the 26-8 lead.

Canterbury cut the lead to 11 points in the third quarter at 33-22 but a three-pointer and a fast break layup from Cade Jones increased the lead to 38-22 with 5:10 left in the third quarter.

With 1:05 left in the third, Hamby drove to the right elbow, pulled up, and hit a jumper for his 999th and 1,000th points.

Hamby led the Squires with 28 points, four rebounds, five steals, and three assists, followed by Zolman with 13 points and two rebounds, Carter with four points, 15 rebounds, and four assists, Cade Jones with two points, three rebounds, and two steals, Brayden Jones with two points and four rebounds, and Luke Ramer with two points and three rebounds. Bedke and

Caden Miller each had one rebound. 

The JV team lost a tough double-overtime decision to Canterbury 55-52 Saturday night.


Northfield 56, Smith Academy 17

The Northfield boys basketball team had no trouble against Smith Academy Wednesday night, Jan. 6, in a 56-17 win.

The Norse built an 11-point lead after one quarter then used a swarming defense to hold Smith scoreless in both the second and fourth quarters.

Clayton Tomlinson led the way with 15 points, five assists, and five steals, followed by Kaleb Krom with nine points and six rebounds, Eli Kroh with seven points and seven steals, Jaxton Peas with seven points, two rebounds, and three steals, Alex

Haupert with four points, and two assists, Paul Treska with four points, and two points, Dillon Tomlinson with four points and two steals, Trent Osborn with two points, three rebounds, and two assists, Noah Burkhart with two points and one rebound, and Eric Tracy with two points and one steal. 

Northfield 60, Tippecanoe Valley 56 OT

The Northfield Norse pulled out a thrilling overtime 60-56 victory on the road at Tippecanoe Valley Friday, Jan. 8.

The Vikings led 27-21 at halftime but the Norse used a 17-10 third quarter to take a 38-37 lead.

With the Vikings up 49-46 with 26 seconds left in regulation, a defensive play from Eli Kroh forced the Vikings into a turnover. Clayton Tomlinson then nailed a three-pointer to tie the game at 49-49, and the Norse defense stopped a game-winning attempt to send the game to overtime.

Krom buried a 12-foot jumper to give Northfield the lead they would never relinquish.

Dillon Tomlinson led Northfield with 24 points, three steals, two assists, and two rebounds, followed by Clayton Tomlinson with 21 points, five rebounds, and five steals, Jayden Peas with six points, eight rebounds, and four assists, Kamden Carpenter with four points, and three rebounds, Osborn with three points and two rebounds, and Haupert with two points, three assists, and three steals.  

Madison-Grant 63, Northfield 45

Northfield was tied with Madison-Grant 40-40 with 1:09 left in the third quarter but things went bad from there in a 63-45 loss to the Argyles.

A foul against Northfield led to a technical foul that led to a seven-point Madison-Grant lead.

The Argyles outscored Northfield 25-10 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Clayton Tomlinson led the Norse with 18 points, six rebounds, and two steals, and Dillon Tomlinson had 11 points and four rebounds. Peas had six points and three rebounds, followed by Haupert with four points, three assists, and three steals, Osborn with two points and three rebounds, Eli Kroh with two points and two rebounds, and Krom with two points and three rebounds. 


Maconaquah 57, Wabash

The Wabash boys basketball team held a 28-24 halftime lead in its Three Rivers Conference contest at Maconaquah Wednesday, Jan. 6, and were tied with the Braves heading into the fourth quarter. However, the hosts outscored the Apaches 17-10 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 57-50.

Freshman Trevor Daughtry led Wabash with 11 points, six assists, and four rebounds, while Keegan O’Neill had nine points and four rebounds, Izaak Wright had eight points and four rebounds, Andrew Dinkins added eight points, six rebounds, and two assists, Izaak Wright had eight points and four rebounds, and Colten Learned finished with five points and seven rebounds.

Maconaquah edged the JV team in a 43-39 loss.

The Apaches led 25-23 at halftime but a 12-4 advantage by the Braves led them to the win over Wabash.

Grant Ford led the JV team with 14 points, seven rebounds, and two steals, followed by Colin Price with 10 points and three rebounds, Kaden Vogel with eight points, three rebounds, and five assists, Keaton Fields with three points, four rebounds, and four assists, Alex Dinkins with two points and three rebounds, and Antonio Grant with two points, two rebounds, and one assist.


Southwood 67, Wabash 30

Wabash entered its TRC road game with Southwood shorthanded and the host Knights took advantage in a 67-30 win Friday night, Jan. 8.

Southwood outscored Wabash 17-2 in the first quarter and led 37-9 at halftime.

Carson Rich led Southwood with 14 points, four steals, and two rebounds, while Dawson Filip had 11 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals, and Cole Winer had 10 points, six rebounds, and two steals.

Alex Farr had nine points, six rebounds, and two steals, followed by Jason Oprisek with six points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Sutton with five points and one rebound, Connor Rich with four points and two steals, Nathan Lehner with four points and two steals, Logan Barley with two points and three rebounds, Derrick Smith with two points, and Dylan Stout and Kaden Rody with one rebound each.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12