Archive for Saturday, December 4, 2004

Eagles bounce back, win in rout

December 4, 2004


The Veritas Christian boys basketball team righted the ship Friday with a 60-32 victory over Manhattan Christian in the Shea Invitational Tournament at Flint Hills Christian, just one day after struggling in a season-opening loss to St. Mary's Academy.

Veritas 60, Manhattan 32
Manhattan 6 8 10 8 -- 32
Veritas 8 19 27 6 -- 60
Manhattan: Lemmons 7, Hawkinson 14, Murphy 6, Seley 5.Veritas: Josh Masarud 6, Michael Kay 2, Matt Steinle 12, Noah Barclay 2, Derek Shapiro 7, Nathan Hammer 2, Mark Randtke 14, Paul Kempf 11, Andrew Bartlow 4.

"It's great to get the bad taste out of your mouth," Veritas coach Doug Bennett said. "We knew we were capable of playing a lot better. It's good to get out again and get on the right track."

The Eagles (1-1) exploded for 19 points in the second quarter and 27 more in the third to pull away. Veritas had three players score in double figures: Mark Randtke (14), Matt Steinle (12) and Paul Kempf (11).

In addition, the Eagles showed better teamwork, registering 17 assists on the night after only six against St. Mary's.

Veritas will play for fifth place in the tournament at 1:30 p.m. today against either Flint Hills or Berean Academy.

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