Manhattan takes 3rd in Classic

By Steve Sell
January 31, 2015
Kendall Shaw

Third-place games in the Mid America Classic have not been kind to the Andale Indians.

Andale continued its 0-for-the-history-of-the-Classic in thirdy's Saturday night, losing to Manhattan 49-36 for its second loss in 24 hours after starting Friday with a 10-0 record. 

It is now 0-6 all-time in third-place games.

It was a milestone night for veteran Manhattan coach Scott Mall, who recorded his 300th victory.

Manhattan, which had come so close in toppling Classic Goliath Olathe South on Friday, came out steaming in the first half, up by as many as 20 points before settling for a 31-14 lead.

There was no give-up in Andale, however, as it pulled as close as seven in the fourth quarter.

Caroline Ballard had her best game of the tournament with 14 points to lead Manhattan. Lauren Rowland scored 11 for Andale, whose leading scorer Brittany Meyer was again held in check as she was just 1 of 13 and scored seven points for the second straight night.

Manhattan (49) — McAtee 1-3, 5-6, 8; Ehie 1-4, 2-4, 4; Fiser 1-3, 0-0, 3; Mittie 2-3, 0-0, 4; Roberts 0-2, 2-3, 2; Wilson 3-5, 0-0, 6; Ballard 4-10, 5-6, 14; James 3-6, 2-2, 8. Totals — 15-36, 16-21, 49.  3-pointers — McAtee 1, Fiser 1, Ballard 1.

Andale (36) — Easter 2-6, 2-4, 7; Meyer 1-13, 4-4, 7; Dreiling 0-1, 0-0, 0; Maxwell 0-1, 0-0, 0; Rowland 5-11, 1-4, 11; Leep 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bergkamp 0-0, 1-2, 1; Frienrichs 1-4, 5-6, 7; Venjohn 1-3, 0-0, 3. Totals — 10-40, 13-20, 36. 3-pointers — Easter 1, Meyer 1, Venjohn 1.


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