The Manson Trojan Basketball teams beat Bridgeport last night- the boys put up an impressive 56-39 win, and the girls squeaked out a 47-44 victory.
In girls action- Manson outscored the Bridgeport Fillies in just 2 of the 4 quarters of play, with the score fluctuating between the teams- before the Trojans were able to outscore the Fillies 14-8 in the fourth quarter to give them the win. Leading the Lady Trojans were Maddee Ward with 19 points and Raechel Vanderholm with 16. Coach Toolson said "the girls did a good job of making enough plays down the stretch to win the game." This win puts the Lady Trojans record at 3-10 in league and 6-13 overall.
On the boys side- Manson came out with an early lead, and never looked back- winning 56-39 thanks to some impressive Trojan defense. Leading the Trojans were Bo Charlton with a season high of 21 points and Jorge Juarez added 12 more. Coach Erik Helleson said "we put together a complete offensive and defensive effort for 4 full quarters." This win gives the Trojans a league record of 3-10 and an overall record of 8-11.
The Manson Basketball teams will play their next game-at home on Friday, February 6th, against Liberty Bell Mountain Lions- JV games will start at 4:30, girls varsity at 6PM and boys varsity will start at about 7:30. This will be their final league game of the season-and will be Senior Night- honoring all seniors on both the boys and girls team, as well as the Manson Pep Band.