Posted On: 01/30/20 4:20 PM

You can’t play closer games than Topeka West is playing right now. Last week’s Topeka Invitational Tournament was a test of cardiac heath for the Chargers. They won two games in overtime, then lost in the final to Lawrence 53-52.

Wednesday night, Topeka West proved it can win a big game at the buzzer, literally. They scored with two seconds on the clock to beat Manhattan 53-52. Here are some takeaways from recent developments with the Chargers and Indians:

1) Topeka West has depth:

6-foot junior Dylan Wolf got the start and scored 8 points, including two three-pointers.

2) Dre Durall made an important impact:

6-foot-3 Durall had been one of the leading rebounders in the city. But he’d seen his playing time, and hence his production, reduced recently. But Durall went 5-7 from the field and scored 12 points off the bench.

3) Trevion Alexander is human:

The 6-foot-3 junior tore up competition for the first month and a half. But his production has dropped in the past week. He scored just 5 against Wichita Northwest, then was held to 7 by both Lawrence and Manhattan.

4) Manhattan’s balance continues to be both a blessing and a curse:


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