Boys Basketball fall at Seaman

Grant Snowden, Sports Broadcaster

After struggling offensively, hitting just 11 shots all game, the Manhattan High boys basketball fell 34-70 to Seaman last Tuesday. The loss to the Centennial League opponent leaves the boys to 3-9 for the season. Junior Cole Coonrod led the team in scoring with eight points. 

This was Manhattan’s fourth game in a span of seven days, but players didn’t believe that was a factor in the outcome of Tuesday’s matchup.

“I would think that we would be more on our game than not. We should have hit more shots. But unfortunately for us, they just didn’t fall,” Coonrod said. “Offensively we were slow, and just not hitting the shots we needed to hit. We just look soft a little bit, and just handle the ball. We’re turning over the ball and we’re doing it way too much right now.”

The Indians had seven days to rest between the Seaman matchup and the trip to Topeka High on Tuesday. They meet Junction City at home on Friday for Homecoming.

“This is definitely an opportunity for us to rest and get better,” Coonrod said. “We need to find our spots and just get some shots up so we can start hitting some more shots. So hopefully after this rest we’ll be ready for T-High.”

Topeka High happens to be one of Manhattan’s three wins this season. Manhattan defeated Topeka High in their season opener, a game they ultimately won 67-46. 

“We’re expecting them to come at us,” Coonrod said. “They’re struggling like we are so they want a win. So we’re going to have to be ready when Tuesday comes so we can get back on track and get ourselves a win.”