It may have not have been the start that the Northeast boy’s basketball team was looking for, but the finish certainly was.

It may have not have been the start that the Northeast boy’s basketball team was looking for, but the finish certainly was.
After coming out sluggish in the first quarter, Todd Brennon hit 3 three point goals to close out the quarter as the Vikings rolled past Erie 59-46 at Northeast Friday night.
“The first couple minutes of the first quarter was not very good, but we did a good job of attacking them towards the end of the quarter,” said Northeast head coach Matt Hiatt.
Brennon ended the game with 18 points, but the inside play of Gage Cowan, and his 21 points, helped the Vikings (8-5, 1-0 CNC) keep their foot on the pedal as they outscored Erie (7-6, 0-1 CNC) 28-17 in the first half.
“We did a good job of finding Gage inside and that was because our ball movement was good and we were sealing off,” Hiatt said. “He [Cowan] just let the ball come to him.”
“Our kids did a good job of executing tonight,” Hiatt said. “We did a good job of screening for us and getting each other open.”
Danny Davied closed out the game with 12 points but, Hiatt said that was not his biggest contribution of the night.
“He played very well and had some very good screens,” Hiatt said. “He was very unselfish and made good passes down to Gage and that is how he got a lot of his points.”

Erie girls 54-22
ARMA — Erie got out to a 19-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and it didn’t get much better from there for Northeast.
Kerri Hartzell and Kendra Mattox combined for 30 points for the Red Devils — who are now 7-6. Morgan Stokes scored 14, with 12 of them coming in the second quarter.
“But then again, she was the only that scored for us in the second quarter,” said Northeast coach Jason Clemensen. “Defensively, Erie just did a great job tonight.”
Northeast falls to 4-9 on the season travels to Frontenac on Tuesday.
“It doesn’t get much easier for us,” Clemensen said.  

Erie girls 54, Northeast 22
ERIE (54) — Amilia Semrad 2, Rachel Blackburn 2, Tiffany Dean 2, Bethany Hastings 3, Karlee Maffei 3, Kerri Hartzell 12, Kendra Mattox 18, Allison Short 2, Kara McDaniel 9
NORTHEAST (22) — Morgan Stokes 14, Keanna Bartelli 4, Shelby Lehman 4.
Erie    19   15   16   4 — 54
Northeast    2   12   6   2 — 22
Northeast boys 59, Erie 46
ERIE (46) — Trent Moore 2, Seth Gonzalez 8, Zach Rowland 2, Ian Stich 5, Kaleb Tredway 6, Chris Greve 13, Keith Marquardt 3, Tyler Kiister 6, Cameron Gilligan 1.
NORTHEAST (59) — Austin Bogina 2, Todd Brennon 18, Gage Cowan 21, Danny Davied 12, Justin Neil 2, Jesse Rich 1, Aaron LeRoy 3.
Erie     8    9    13   16 — 46
Northeast    15   13   16   15 — 59