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Manhattan, Manhattan Christian basketball split rivalry series

Posted at 11:11 PM, Dec 14, 2018

CHURCHILL – Rivals Manhattan and Manhattan Christian met in Churchill for a doubleheader Friday night, and each team came away with a victory.

On the girls side, the Tigers were dominant, earning a 55-30 win in the opening game. Three scorers had double digits for Manhattan, led by Amy Grevious with 12 points. The guard was a ball hawk, recording a game-high eight steals.

Sophomore Taylor DeVries paced the Eagles with 11 points and six rebounds. It was a tough shooting night for Manhattan Christian, shooting only 20 percent from the floor.

Turning the tables in the night cap, the Manhattan christian boys team cruised to a 60-22 win over the Tigers. Caleb Bellach had himself a game, scoring 29 points. The Montana State commit also added five boards and four steals.

Caden Holgate scored a team-high nine points for the Tigers, all from behind the arc where he went 3-for-6.

The big difference came on the turnover margin, where the Eagles had seven to Manhattan’s 25. Manhattan Christian scored 36 points off of the Tigers’ mistakes.

Manhattan Christian is back in action Saturday against Lone Peak at home. Manhattan hits the court next Thursday in Deer Lodge.