Manhattan tops Wichita Southeast on the road to open playoffs

The Manhattan Indians girl's basketball team stood taller than Wichita Southeast on the roster, and used their its size advantage to top the Golden Buffaloes, winning 48-36 on the road.

Wichita Southeast was able to hang competitive in the first half of the game, only trailing by one point to the Indians at halftime. Manhattan scored 29 points after the break compared to 18 from the Buffaloes after the break.

Manhattan senior Zanaa Cordis was the leading scorer for the Indians with 15 points on the night, all of her made shots from the floor coming inside the paint. Aloera Ostermann followed with 10, while Amelia Knopp added 7 points.

The Southeast scoring effort started with Jaila Harding who had a team-high 14 points, including shooting 6-6 from the free throw line. Daznae Green added 7, Sariah Sumpter scored 5.

Wichita Southeast ends the season with a 11-12 record while Manhattan advances to the sub-state championship game.