(2/28) Season Update: Manuel's senior season, and Newman's quest for a third-straight state title, came to an end last night. Miami-Monsignor Pace HS dropped the Crusaders 59-49 in the Class 3A regional final. Manuel, facing a stiff double-team all night, was limited to 11 points.
(2/23) Season Update: Newman moves on in the state playoffs with a 68-54 win over Chaminade. Manuel, who was keyed on by the Chaminade defense, had nine points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Newman plays its semifinal matchup on Tuesday.
(2/18) Season Update: Manuel's 28 points led Newman to the District 13-3A championship with an 83-73 overtime win over Pahokee. The Crusaders are headed to the regional quarterfinals.
(2/10) Season Update: In their final game of the season on Friday night, Newman fell to Palm Beach Lakes again, 67-53. Manuel had 17 points and eight rebounds. Newman concludes the season 21-6 and will have a top seed in next week's districts.
Manuel's 23 points led Newman to an 80-74 victory over Glades Central on Thursday.
(2/3) Season Update: Newman improved to 18-6 with a 69-52 win over Pahokee. Manuel posted a triple-double: 22 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists.
(1/26) Season Update: Manuel scored 22 points (14-15 FT) and grabbed 11 rebounds as Newman upset top-ranked Dwyer, 65-63 to up its record to 15-5.
(1/17) Season Update: Manuel had an off shooting night (2-12 FG), but a teammate picked up the slack as Newman beat St. Andrew's 41-39 last night. Manuel had nine points and eight rebounds for the evening.
Newman routed Pope John Paul, 92-28, on Friday night. The Crusaders are now 11-5.
(1/11) Season Update: Newman lost to Dwyer HS last night, 69-55, despite 23 points and 11 rebounds from Manuel.
(1/10) Season Update: Manuel led Newman to a 51-46 win over Jupiter HS, by posting 27 points (five three-pointers) and 12 rebounds.
(1/7) Season Update: Manuel scored 17 points (four three-pointers) and grabbed nine rebounds, as Cardinal Newman (8-4) manhandled John Carroll, 66-31.
(12/22) Season Update: Newman (5-3) went 2-2 at the Great Florida Shootout in Kissimmee, Florida, finishing sixth overall.
Manuel, who was suffering from the flu, was sidelined for the final two games. In the opener, he scored 24 points on 11-17 shooting leading Newman past St. Cloud (FL), 71-50. In the second game, Manuel scored 21 points despite feeling the affects of the flu, but his team lost to Carver (LA), 68-60.
Newman beat Leon (FL), 70-52, and lost to Muhlenberg (KY), 60-53, in Manuel's absence.
(12/13) Season Update: Manuel posted 16 points and 12 rebounds, as Cardinal Newman beat Royal Palm Beach 52-50 yesterday.
(12/5) Season Update: Manuel had 19 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in a 61-48 win over Chaminade.