Shockers split games with Manson

By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Waterville/Mansfield’s basketball teams hit the road Dec. 9 to take on the Manson Trojans.

The varsity boys had a hard time scoring, losing to the Trojans 48-30.

“We had troubles on the offensive end getting into rhythm,” said Shockers head coach Heath Jordan. “It was 20-16 with Manson in the lead with three minutes left in the second quarter. We missed our shots and Manson was able to take an 11-point lead. We only finished 7 of 18 free throws. Defense was good. It was our offense plays that just did not materialize into scores.”

Scoring for the Shockers were Cole Koenig (8 points), Johnny Mullen (7 points), Devyn Klinginsmith (6 points), Jacob Stibal (4 points), Jordan Davis (3 points) and Ben Garnica (2 points).

Waterville/Mansfield’s junior varsity boys played a good game but came up short in the end with Manson winning 53-43. Scoring for the Shockers were Devyn Klinginsmith (14 points), Travis Prey (12 points), Kody Angus (6 points), Evan Simmons (5 points),  TJ Moser (4 points) and Kayden Browning (2 points).

The Shocker girls varsity team won a close contest, 39-37, which went back and forth for the entire game. Scoring for Waterville/Mansfield were Justine Clements (16 points), Meredith Mittelstaedt (9 points), Alex Poppie (5 points), Elizabeth Katovich (4 points), Presley Avenell (3 points) and Lexi Deishl (2 points).

Waterville/Mansfield’s junior varsity girls had a strong, fast game defeating the Trojan girls 48-5. Scoring for the Shockers were Emily Thomsen (13 points), Codee Fry (10 points), Meredith Mittelstaedt (6 points), Presley Avenell (4 points), Mckenna Gurnard (4 points), Ella Osborne (4 points), Haley Vargas (3 points), Katelyn Donaglia (2 points) and Bailey Viebrock (2 points).