Chainey Zolman scored 19 points and the Squires bottled up the Warriors in a 44-37 final at Manchester.
Zolman, a standout transfer from Tippecanoe Valley, scored 10 points in the first half and did most of the work for the Squires in the fourth quarter, netting five of Manchester’s 12 points. Koehl Fluke added 14 points and had six points in the final eight minutes of play.
Wawasee was held to 17 points below its scoring average in its first two wins against Fairfield and Angola last week. One reason was the job Manchester did on Gage Reinhard, who was held to just four points after scoring 20 points per game in his first two contests.
Alex Clark scored 19 points to lead Wawasee, but was held to just three points in the final quarter. Aaron Voirol added eight points for the Warriors.
The Manchester JV also won Friday night, taking a 54-44 decision over the Warriors.
Manchester (3-0) will have a huge test Thursday when it visits the Tiger Den and a date with Warsaw while Wawasee (2-1) will get back at it Saturday night at home when former assistant Jim Best brings his West Noble Chargers to Syracuse.