Manteo victorious in ‘challenging’ basketball game against Pasquotank

Published 9:54 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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The Manteo Redskins boys basketball team traveled to Pasquotank on Friday, January 6, 2023 to take on the Panthers. According to a game report from Manteo coach Eric Pruitt, the game “turned out to be the most mentally, emotionally and physically challenging game thus far.”

Redskins starters struggled in scoring and faced several fouls early in the second quarter. With three Manteo starters with three fouls each, the bench was called on to keep the Redskins in the game.

At halftime, the Redskins were up 20-14.

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Third quarter play began with non-starting players. They had the lead until 53 seconds left to go in the quarter, when Pasquotank went up for the first time 31-29.

Starters were back in the game for the fourth quarter. Manteo was down 35-32 with 2 minutes 22 seconds left in the game when Amyas Kenyon hit two 3-pointers and one free throw to secure the win for the Redskins, 39-37.

Coach Tim Charity recognized DaShay Brickhouse with three rebounds and four points; backup freshman point guard Sam Jenkins for controlling the offense and playing very tough defense; Eddie Tuberville with tough defense, two rebounds and two points; Taylor Granitzki with two rebounds and one steal; Matt Lapadat-Haslar with one rebound, one steal and one block; and Logan Day with two rebounds, one assist, one charge and two blocks.

“The team members played great defense in the face of adversity,” noted Pruitt.

Manteo now stands in first place in the conference with a record of 4-0 and 10-1 overall.