Boys’ basketball gets revenge against Bullitt East


Shea Dobson


The Crimsons certainly didn’t forget about it tonight.

Chris West scored 19, Dwayne Sutton scored 16, and Jarrett Harness scored 15 as Manual got its revenge against Bullitt East with a 76-64 victory.

The win brings Manual to 14-3 on the season with a perfect 4-0 record at home, and drops the Chargers to 12-5.

Head coach Jimmy Just (Math) was happy with his team’s all-out performance.

“We played better than last time,” Just said. “We were more consistent than last time. We just tried to do more of the things we wanted to do.”

The game started with Jarrett Harness (12, #4) scoring the first 8 points for Manual.

“I shot my first one, and it went in, then I shot my second one, and it went in,” Harness said. “It was just a good rhythm coming in to the game.”

Manual trailed 20-17 at the end of the first quarter, but came back to lead at halftime with the help of Dwayne Sutton’s (12, #22) 14 second-quarter points.

“We bounced back,” Sutton said. “We came out, passed the ball well, and played really good defense. It gave us a little momentum going forward.”

Manual’s offense previously scored 56 against Bullitt East

The Crimson offense performed much better on Tuesday than it did in the loss to Bullitt East in the LIT quarterfinals last Friday, when Manual managed to score only 56 points on just 35.6 percent shooting. In the rematch Tuesday,  Manual scored 76 points on the Chargers, partially due to the help of point guard Chris West (12, #3), who scored 19 points in the ballgame, and 12 in the fourth quarter.

“I was just getting fouled and knocking down my free throws,” West said.

Manual’s next game will be at Eastern on Friday at 7:30. The Eagles are 13-3 this season.