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Western C: Manhattan Christian dismantles Twin Bridges for divisional crown

Manhattan Christian - Western C
Posted at 7:44 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-28 10:29:36-05

DEER LODGE — The Manhattan Christian boys basketball team made the most of its rematch with Twin Bridges.

Logan Leep nearly outscored the Falcons on his own, pouring in 22 points as the Eagles ripped to a 67-23 win to seize the Western C crown a week after falling to Twin Bridges in the district title game.

"It's just what we wanted," said Leep after the game. "We came out strong and we wanted to prove our point, because we didn't play what we wanted at the district championship. We just wanted to come out and play our best and do what we wanted. Take care of business."

The Falcons handed the Eagles their only loss of the season last Saturday with a 52-44 defeat.

On Saturday, Manhattan Christian grabbed a 14-5 lead in the first quarter and pulled away to lead 31-11 by halftime. The Eagles went up by 40 points in the final quarter, a running clock was set and the celebration was on for Manhattan Christian.

Seth Amunrud added 15 points for the Eagles and Willem Kimm added 14. Leep hit 9 of 17 field goals, including three triples.

Twin Bridges, which was held without a double-digit scorer, was led by Tate Smith with six points.

The Eagles and Falcons now both head to the State C tournament in Lockwood, with Manhattan Christian as the West's No. 1 seed and Twin Bridges No. 2. The Eagles play their opening game at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

"Now we're on to state," said Leep. "One more."