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Veritas boys, girls win tournament titles

December 2, 2012

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— Veritas Christian won a pair of basketball titles, with both the Eagles’ boys and girls teams defeating Manhattan CHIEF on Saturday in championship games of the Shea Invitational.

The Veritas girls won, 33-17, and the Eagles’ boys defeated CHIEF’s JV, 53-22.

Veritas girls 33, Manhattan CHIEF 17

The Eagles held Manhattan to four points in the first half and six points through three quarters.

“When Tori Huslig picked up her second foul early in the first quarter, Hannah Gloss came in and really played well defensively and picked up five rebounds,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said. “Those five rebounds from a guard position were really big for us.”

Naomi Hickman scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Veritas. Nine of Hickman’s points came in the fourth quarter.

Huslig added 10 points and four steals. And Kristen Finger, who made the all-tournament team, had eight points and seven rebounds.

The Eagles (3-0) will play host to Overland Park Hyman Brand on Thursday in Eudora.

Veritas boys 53, Manhattan CHIEF JV 22

Veritas bolted to a 20-2 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Eleven players scored for the Eagles, led by Chad Steiben and Andrew Currier with eight points apiece. Andrew Jewell added seven points.

Thomas Bachert and Andrew Currier were named to the all-tournament team.

“A game like this was good for our players,” Veritas coach Gary Hammer said.

Veritas (3-0) will entertain Hyman Brand on Thursday in Eudora.

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