CHURCHILL — Both Manhattan Christian basketball teams cemented their spots in the District 11C championships with semifinal wins on Friday. The girls would take on West Yellowstone and the boys would square off with the Gardiner Bruins.
West Yellowstone girls 61, Manhattan Christian 55
The Wolves opened up a 41-25 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Eagles rallied back and pulled within five late in the game. In the end, though, it was West Yellowstone winning big 61-55 behind Danna Ochoa's team-high 17 points.
Manhattan Christian boys 71, Gardiner 38
Manhattan Christian would look to capture another district title in front of its home crowd. And from the start to the final whistle there was never any doubt Jeff Bellach and his squad would come away district champions. Behind Sam Leep's game-high 37 points on 7-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc the Eagles cruised 71-38 to lock up a No. 1 seed for the Western C divisional tournament.