With both teams exchanging runs throughout the night, the Emporia boys made the last one, as they went on a 17-4 spurt en route to a 73-60 win at Manhattan High on Thursday night. After trailing by as many as nine points, the Indians had pulled within 53-52 of the Spartans. Post man Garin Vandiver set off the surge with a 4-point play; he hit a three-pointer and made the subsequent free throw that seemed to break MHS’ back. Oklahoma State football recruit Jerel Morrow led the Emporia (11-1, 4-1) effort with 20 points. Jackson Perez had 18 points and JL Savage added 13. Manhattan (6-6, 3-3) on the other hand was topped in scoring by two post players; Chris Hudgins put up 15 points and Winston Dimel came off the bench to chip in with 10 points.
The Manhattan High boys will travel to Washburn Rural next Tuesday night at 7:30pm. Coverage begins at 7:15 on SportsRadio 1350 KMAN.