The Manhattan High girls basketball team rebounded nicely after the first loss of the season to Seaman on Tuesday night, winning in fine fashion over the Lady Trojans 57-32. It was a slow start for both teams out of the gate which saw the game tied at 11 after the end of the first quarter.
Manhattan (5-1, 2-1) would turn things up in the second quarter outscoring Topeka High 17-4 to help extend the lead going into the second half. Manhattan was led in scoring by Amara Ehie with 11 points, Savannah Roberts pitched in with 10 while Carolina Ballard provided 8 for the Indians. Topeka High drops to 2-5, 1-2 in Centennial League play.
The Manhattan High boys saw their perfect start come to a close against Topeka High, falling to the Trojans 57-46. The Indians (5-1, 2-1) trailed by four at the half 19-15, but poor shooting in the second half helped doom the Indians into their first loss of the season.
Manhattan shot just 35% from the field including just 9 of 19 from the free throw line. The Indians committed 17 turnovers in the ball game, 12 in the first half. The Indians were led in scoring by Gabe Awbrey with 18 points. The Trojans improve to 4-3 overall, 1-2 in Centennial League play.
Manhattan will back at home on Tuesday night hosting Washburn Rural at the MHS gym.