Manhattan — Veritas Christian broke open a close game with 19 points in the second quarter and went on to defeat Flint Hills, 46-19, on Tuesday night in high school boys basketball.
Veritas led just 5-4 after one quarter but outscored Flint Hill 19-8 in the second quarter for a 24-12 halftime lead.
"We started putting more pressure on the ball and being more aggressive," Veritas coach Doug Bennett said. "Our defense played extremely well. We forced a lot of turnovers."
Ethan Scott scored 14 points to lead Veritas, followed by Isaiah Dover with 11 points and Ethan Kay with eight.
Veritas (8-12) will entertain K.C. Ozanam on Friday.
In girls action, the Eagles used a second-half surge, powered by Marteka Carlton's run of eight straight points to beat Flint Hills Christian, 45-26.
Kristie Tiegreen led the Eagles with 19 points, but Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said Carlton's energy was key.
"I thought the difference in the game was Marteka Carlton," Shelton said. "Her energy coming out of the locker room after halftime really set the tone for the second half."
Veritas (14-6) outscored FHC 24-10 in the final two quarters.
The Eagles will play host to Center Place on Friday, which will be Senior Night.