The Manhattan High girls are 2-0 after rolling to a 72-22 win at Topeka West on Friday.
The Indians came out sharp and built a 22-4 lead after the first quarter that saw them shoot over 60 percent from the floor. Pesky defense helped force 17 first half turnovers, and the lead was 43-7 at the half.
For the game Manhattan forced 25 turnovers and shot 54 percent from the floor to get the win. Caroline Ballard led the way with 19 points, while Kennedy Wilson and Savannah Roberts both cracked double figures as well with ten points a piece.
The boys were looking to avenge a 69-59 loss last season to Topeka West, and they got all they could handle in a 59-54 win that had plenty of twists and turns.
Neither team led by more than six in the game, and MHS actually trailed by five heading into the fourth quarter. Hot shooting from beyond the arc from Gabe Awbrey and Garrett Francis helped the Indians regain the lead for good in the final frame. The Tribe ended up shooting 8-for-20 from three-point range for the game.
Awbrey led all scorers with a career-high 22 points and five three-pointers. Cole Gritton also had a career high with nine points in his first career start.
Both the MHS boys and girls play Great Bend next Tuesday and Junction City next Friday before the holiday break.