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  • Welcome back to the court

  • The Southeast Lancer boys used a 14-3 first quarter and a 17-7 third quarter advantage to build up enough momentum toward a 55-34 win Friday night in the first game of the new calendar year.

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  • The Southeast Lancer boys used a 14-3 first quarter and a 17-7 third quarter advantage to build up enough momentum toward a 55-34 win Friday night in the first game of the new calendar year.
    Southeast did not settle for perimeter shots, remained patient and worked the ball around for several open looks against a mostly smaller opponent.
    “For the most part, I thought we played well,” Southeast head coach Steve Taylor said. “We had some moments where I felt like we got a little distracted and tried to create way too much. For the most part, I felt like we tried getting everybody involved and really worked the ball inside. We’ve got to work on finishing those shots because I thought we missed too many of them. I thought we concentrated on hitting the open guy and creating opportunities for the team.”
    Southeast also had major scoring runs in the second and third quarters — after Northeast scored the first eight points of the second, Southeast answered with a 16-2 run to build a 30-13 halftime lead and Southeast blitzed Northeast 12-0 to start the second half. Defense led to offense several times for the Lancers.
    “I thought we played well (defensively),” Taylor said. “I think we can play better defensively but the last few games, we’re starting to play very good defense and I’m happy with where we are. Now, we’ve got to look to make that next step defensively and just our all-around game. I think we’re going to be a very tough team.”
    Northeast found its 6-foot-5 big man Noah Popejoy for seven points early in the second quarter but he did not score again until the fourth quarter and Southeast enjoyed a lead in the 20s.
    “We made a change on him,” Taylor said. “We were trying to front him at first and he got some layups because we didn’t get the backside help. Then, when we decided to play behind him, I thought we gave him a little more trouble shooting over the top of us. I felt like we did a good job. We’ve still got to work a little more on our interior defense but I tell you what, I thought we played pretty darn well.”
    Southeast had three players reach double figures in points — Travis Trayer 13, Daniel Peak 11 and Josh Thompson 10. Trayer and Peak both played a key role in the 12-0 run at the beginning of the second half.
    The Lancers outrebounded the Vikings 26-14 in the game, including 12-2 after one quarter and 17-4 at halftime.
    Popejoy led all players with 16 points and eight rebounds. Freshman point guard Drew Mills finished with eight points for the Vikings.
    Southeast, behind its third straight win, improved to 4-3 and Northeast dropped to 3-4.
    Page 2 of 2 - Southeast girls 47, Northeast 5
    Take in consideration 35 unanswered points.
    Northeast scored its first two points with 1:51 remaining in the first quarter and scored its third point with 28.1 ticks left in the third quarter, ending a 35-0 scoring run for the Lancers. Southeast went from ahead 8-2 to up 43-3 entering the final stanza.
    Rachel Bole and Olivia Powell each scored 11 points for Southeast. Amy Martin gave Southeast three double figure scorers with 10. Martin had five assists and Tessa Robin added three, as the Lancers took advantage of 35 Northeast turnovers for several open-floor opportunities and layups.
    Southeast improved to 5-2 and Northeast dropped to 2-5.
    LANCER BOYS 55, VIKINGS 34
    NE     3  10  7 14 — 34
    SE    14 16 17 8  — 55
    NORTHEAST (34) — Noah Popejoy 16, Drew Mills 8, Dennis Hensley 2, Ethan Snider 2, Travinn Oliver 2, Tim Peternell 2, Michael Toms 2.
    SOUTHEAST (55) — Travis Trayer 13, Daniel Peak 11, Josh Thompson 10, Ryan Rakestraw 5, Bryan Horgan 4, Caleb Biancarelli 4, Riley Ulery 4, Zimmerman 2, Major 2.
    Turnovers — NE 15, SE 11.
    LANCER GIRLS 47, VIKINGS 5
    NE     2   0   1  2  — 5
    SE    12 16 15 4  — 47
    NORTHEAST (5) — Kaylee Bogina 3, Jaycie Polhlopek 2.
    SOUTHEAST (47) — Rachel Bole 11, Olivia Powell 11, Amy Martin 10, Nicole Uber 6, Tessa Robin 3, Brytany Stewart 2, Maggie Renn 2, Thompson 2.
    Turnovers — NE 35, SE 17.

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