The Southeast Lancers continue to fight for a chance at state play after their Monday night win over the Erie Red Devils, 41-30, which advances the Lancers into Thursday night substate action.

The Southeast Lancers continue to fight for a chance at state play after their Monday night win over the Erie Red Devils, 41-30, which advances the Lancers into Thursday night substate action.

It was a close win for Southeast, as the first and second quarters ended with the Lancers and Red Devils tied. Erie committed errors which led to multiple turnovers in the first quarter, and missed shots by the Red Devils allowed the Lancers to take advantage of rebounds, ending the first in a 8-8 score.

The game continued to be neck-and-neck into the second quarter, with possessions and baskets going back and forth between teams, not allowing either to lead for more than a few seconds. The Red Devils nearly ended the half up by two, but with 5.8 seconds left, freshman Amy Martin turned a rebound into a basket and a 15-15 score.

The battle for possession of the lead lasted most of the third quarter. Sophomore Kailey Cleaver helped the Red Devils end the third quarter up by one, 26-25, with two free throws.

However, pressure by the Erie defense could not stop the break-out performance of senior Chaney Fox in the fourth quarter.

“She (Fox) hit big shots for us, and carried the momentum offensively” said Southeast head coach Nikki Webster.
Fox nailed a 3-pointer with 7:30 left in play, bringing the score to 28-26.

The Red Devils followed with a turnover, which the Lancers immediately turned into another two points on the board.

“Chaney was a real spark tonight,” said Webster. “She had a great night as a senior leader.”

Fox led the Lancers with 13 points.

Junior Christine Bone also proved to be a fourth quarter powerhouse, putting up two offensive rebounds for baskets, adding four points from the field in the fourth quarter alone, and scoring 10 points for the game.

“We finished well around the basket and the girls did a great job of moving the ball to Bone and (Arielle) Meyer,” Webster said.

Meyer scored four of her eight points in the fourth.

The Lancers (13-8) face the winner of the Caney Valley-Neodesha game Thursday night in Neodesha. Erie finishes its season 8-13.