Boys’ basketball conquers Seneca in second game of season


Ava Blair

Damone King (#21, 11) jumps up off the court to take a shot on the basket. Photo by Ava Blair

Ava Blair

Last night, the Crimsons defeated the Seneca RedHawks in the second game of the 2022-2023 season. 

First Half:

The game began with Seneca winning the tip-off but the Crimsons’ defense held strong to prevent the RedHawks from scoring.

During the Rams’ First possession, Justice Decker (#1, 10) scored the first points of the game, making the score 2-0.

The Crimsons remained in the lead as the ball continued to travel back and forth between both teams until Seneca called a timeout with two minutes left in the first quarter.

The first quarter ended with a score of 20-7, Manual in the lead. The Crimsons maintained their lead well into the second quarter with stops on defense and baskets on offense. 

Justice Decker and Damone King (#21, 11) led the Rams as the top scorers in the first half with 8 points each. The half concluded with a score of 41-18.

“We played together, we shared the ball pretty well and communicated,” King said.

Second Half:

Seneca started the third quarter with the ball and the momentum of the game remained brisk.

The Crimsons scored 25 points in the third while limiting the RedHawks to 8. The top scorers of the quarter were Decker, alongside Jared Tuvlin (#20, 11) with 7 points each. The score was 66-26 at the end of the quarter. 

The Crimsons remained energized throughout the fourth quarter, as they emptied the bench and every player had a chance to enter the game. Caleb Miller (#15, 10) and Josh Darst (#13, 11) both scored two points.

The Crimsons won with a final score of 70-40. Their overall record is now 1-1.

“I think they played with a lot of energy tonight, way more discipline than the other night. I think they came in the night with a lot more focus,” Head Coach Miquel Coleman said.

The Crimsons’ next game is at North Laurel today at 7:30 pm.