Manhattan — Veritas boys 49, Smoky Valley 27
Thomas Bachert scored 17 points, and Elijah Harvey added nine points, and Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team reached the championship game of the Shea Invitational on Friday with a 49-27 victory over Smoky Valley Homeschool.
Veritas (2-0) will meet Manhattan CHIEF in the championship game at 5:30 p.m. today.
“We got the ball to Thomas Bachert, and he played a real good inside game,” Veritas coach Gary Hammer said. “Elijah Harvey scored nine points off the bench. Elijah gave us a spark.”
The Eagles led 12-4 after one quarter and 22-6 at halftime.
“We got off to a good start,” Hammer said. “We had four good quarters.”
Veritas girls 44, Smoky Valley Homeschool 27
Veritas Christian ran its girls basketball record to 2-0 with a 44-27 victory over Smoky Valley Homeschool on Friday to reach the championship game of the Shea Invitational.
The Eagles will meet Manhattan CHIEF for the tournament title at 4 p.m. today.
“That’s a good start,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said. “Smoky Valley had beaten us last year in this tournament, so it was nice to get that win. We’re playing good. I really thought we passed the ball well for an early-season game.”
Madi Bennett led the Eagles with nine points, and Tori Huslig, Alison Dover and Naomi Hickman added eight points apiece. Kristen Finger contributed five points and six rebounds.
Veritas raced to leads of 13-4 after one quarter, 26-10 at halftime and 40-12 after three quarters.
“That was done by our defense,” Shelton said. “We made it hard for them to score. I was really happy with how our girls played today.”
In the championship game, the Eagles will face Manhattan CHIEF, a team that has defeated Veritas six straight times.
“We’d sure like to get a win against them for confidence,” Shelton said.