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District 12C playoffs: Manhattan Christian teams cruise, Twin Bridges boys advance

Manhattan Christian boys advance to 12C Championship
Posted at 9:18 PM, Feb 19, 2021

CHURCHILL and TWIN BRIDGES -- On Friday night, there was semifinal action in the District 12C playoffs. The No. 1-seeded Manhattan Christian boys and girls basketball teams faced off against their opponents and Twin Bridges boys were hoping to get a win over Harrison-Willow Creek for another shot at the Eagles. However, all four teams who remain in playoffs for boys and girls are going to the Western C divisionals.

Manhattan Christian boys 72, Shields Valley 40

Manhattan Christian won easily in this one, 72-40.

Eagles sophomore Tebarek Hill had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Seth Amunrud finished with 18 points.

Rebels junior Kaden Acosta had a team-high 12 points.

The Eagles will take on Twin Bridges at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Twin Bridges boys 57, Harrison-Willow Creek 36

Charlie Kruer poured in 20 points and Connor Nye added 10 as the Falcons stormed past the Wildcats to set up a district championship game with Manhattan Christian, the only team to hand Twin Bridges a loss so far this season.

"It's what we've been waiting for, that's why we play for these big games," Kruer said after the game. "There's nothing we'd rather be doing on a Saturday night so we're excited."

Harrison led 10-9 after one quarter before the Falcons found their footing and a 26-17 halftime lead. Twin Bridges extended that lead to 39-26 heading into the final quarter.

Harrison, which was held without a double-digit scorer, was led by 9 points apiece from Luke Cima and Kyle Homner.

Manhattan Christian girls 61, Twin Bridges 23

Manhattan Christian cruised to victory in this one, 61-23.

Eagles senior Taylor Devries had a game-high 14 points. Junior Kiersten Van Kirk had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Ennis girls 49, Shields Valley 41

Ennis defeated Shields Valley 49-41.

They play at Manhattan Christian at 7 p.m. Saturday.