MHS Girls Fall in 6A Semifinals

The Manhattan high girl’s basketball team lost their 20 game win streak with a 42-35 loss in the 6A state tournament semi finals on Friday afternoon. Manhattan led 5-3 after the end of the first quarter but Maize outscored the Indians 21-12 in the 2nd quarter to seize control and MHS couldn’t get over the hump.

Manhattan was led by Darby Price who finished with 12 points and seven rebounds. She was the only MHS player to reach double figure scoring. Caroline Ballard finished with just five points as she was hurt with foul trouble as she picked up her fourth foul early in the second half which limited her playing time.

Maize was led by Keiryn Swenson who finished with a game high 16 points and nine rebounds. Maize will play the defending state champions Wichita South in the Championship game Saturday at four.

Manhattan will match up with Olathe South at noon in the third place game in Wichita Saturday and the game can be heard on Newsradio 1350 KMAN.