Boys basketball dominates Seaman

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

The Manhattan boys basketball team (4-0) kept their winning streak, defeating the Seaman Vikings on the road 70-49.

 The Indians made the night miserable for the Vikings on their way to a dominating win.

“I thought we played well for the most part,” junior Owen Braxmeyer said. “Except for some slow starts here and there during a couple of quarters. Our defense propelled us to a win forcing turnovers and finishing on the other end. It was a good team win, as all around everyone played well.”

The Indians were very active on the defensive end, forcing 23 turnovers. Head coach Benji George stated there were things that couldn’t be trained for that they do well on.

“I think the team understood we have things that they couldn’t simulate [through] practice with her length and athleticism,” George said. “Our defense created our offense really well and generating a transitioning and staying on the attack. We didn’t over dribble the ball or anything like that. I think it’s just a product of our players’ experience and belief.”

All players for the Tribe who suited up for the game got minutes. George and the staff were pleased and excited for it and were expecting it.

“It was something we wanted going into this game,” George said. “I really liked that we were able to get guys like [junior] Cade Wilson into the game. [Senior] Peyton Weixelman again was awesome off the bench. [Senior] Colton Sullivan I thought played well. It was something going in we thought we were being able to do and we were fortunate to do that.”

The Tribe will be in action twice this week as they take on Junction City on Tuesday at home and then Hayden on the road on Friday. 

“We’re just going to practice and work hard,” Braxmeyer said. “The results will show for themselves. We’re ready to play against a rival opponent Junction City at home on Tuesday.”