Tecumseh edged by Bluestreaks, follows with win at Manchester

After falling by two points (38-36) at Ida on Friday, Jan. 4, Tecumseh’s varsity boys basketball team travelled to Manchester on Monday, Jan. 7, and picked up an easy 74-57 win.The Indians improved to 3-3 overall with the victory over the Flying Dutchmen. The teams finished the first quarter tied 11-11 before the Indians went on a big scoring run and added 27 points in the second quarter for a 38-28 advantage at the end of the first half. Tecumseh’s Jacob Britt scored eight points from the field while Ben Vannatter tagged three three-point buckets in the second quarter to help the Indians build the 10-point lead.Tecumseh went on to outscore the Dutchmen by five points in the third quarter (19-14) and went into the final quarter up 57-42. The Indians outscored Manchester 17-15 in the fourth and final quarter.Tecumseh’s Casey Hunt led all scorers with 21 points while Britt followed with 17. Kyle Bryan chipped in 11 points for Tecumseh while Vannatter totaled nine.Tecumseh’s game at Ida was a low scoring event from the very beginning. The Bluestreaks tagged just two buckets from the field while Tecumseh’s Ben Kasper connecting on a three-point shot for the Indians only points of the opening quarter.Vannatter and Britt each connected with the net from the field in the second quarter but Ida outscored the Indians by one point to end the first half with a 9-7 lead.The third quarter was relatively evenly played with both teams showing better offensive capabilities. The Indians outscored Ida by one point (18-17) in the third quarter and went to the final quarter down by just one point at 26-25.The Indians continued driving to the net and added 11 points in the fourth quarter but the Bluestreaks added another point to their lead with a 12-point fourth quarter effort to end the game with the (38-36) win.Vannatter led Tecumseh’s offense with 11 points while Bryan added eight points and Jimmy Terry six.Tecumseh is scheduled to play next at Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 11.

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