Posted On: 01/20/20 9:28 AM

With some other contests snowed out, the headline game of the area was Manhattan at Emporia. The Indians hit the road in hopes of a bounce back from their loss to Washburn Rural. They got the win 62-55 to stay atop the Centennial League standings. Here are a few takeaways:

1) The game would have been very different if Emporia's Charles Snyder had played:

The 6-foot-4 junior was held out due to illness. Snyder’s 23.4 points per game were badly missed. He went for 33 in his last outing against Topeka High.

2) A couple of other Spartans stepped up admirably:

Emporia probably couldn’t have expected to get 18 points from 5-foot-11 senior Beau Baumgardner, but his effort went a long ways to fill in the hole left by Snyder’s absence. Fellow senior Skyler Douglas is usually a pretty reliable producer, and he stepped up with 21 points to lead Emporia.

3) Manhattan continued its balanced offense:

As is so typical, the Indians had four players score in double figures: Chandler Weixelman with 16, Owen Braxmeyer with 12, Raeshon Riddick with 11, and Chandler Marks with 10.   

4) The Spartans showed fight:

The Indians jumped out to a 15-point lead

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