GOSHEN – Kyle Mangas did what he does best Friday night.
He was Kyle Mangas.
The Warsaw star led the way as the Tigers rolled past host Goshen 57-31 in Northern Lakes Conference play.
Mangas poured in a game-high 23 points as Warsaw remained undefeated in league action. The senior guard drained 10-17 shots from the field and also had five rebounds and four steals.
Mangas, who has verbally committed to play at Indiana Wesleyan University next season, moved into ninth place on the school’s all-time scoring list Friday night. He passed 1992 WCHS graduate Dan Elliott Friday night to move into ninth and now has 1,067 career points.
Warsaw, which improves to 8-4 overall and moves to 3-0 in NLC play, led 16-6 after the opening period and 27-13 at halftime. The Tigers then shot lights out in the second half, going 14-23 from the field, to outscore Goshen 30-18 in the final half.
Asher Blum turned in a strong effort with 10 points and seven rebounds for Warsaw. Jacob Burish and Braxton Minix each added eight points for the Tigers.
“I am happy with how we played tonight,” said Warsaw coach Doug Ogle. “We got off to a good start and that was helpful. Kyle Mangas was tremendous, probably his best game of the season.
“Asher Blum played his best game too tonight. Riley (Zach Riley) is becoming more confident, six assists and no turnovers good. We came into the game with some confidence based on our win against Northridge last week and how well we practiced this week.
“We have quickly become a more balanced team offensively.”
Zach Riley had a very strong floor game for the Tigers with six assists and no turnovers.
Warsaw had just six turnovers in the win and 16 assists. The Tigers were 3-4 from the free throw line.
Warsaw, which has won the last two NLC titles at 7-0 each year, has now won 17 straight league games.
Goshen was just 12-46 from the field for the game, including 5-20 from 3-point range. The hosts were an abysmal 5-24 from the field in the opening half. Goshen also had 17 turnovers and were 2-3 from the line.
Will Line led the hosts, who fall to 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the NLC, with nine points.
Warsaw won the junior varsity game 37-23. Trevor Rumple led Warsaw with 11 points. Landon Ferber and Tyler Metzinger each had six points for the JV Tigers.
Porter Revoir Goshen with six points.
Warsaw plays at Fort Wayne Snider Saturday night. Goshen hosts Jimtown on Tuesday night.