BOYS BASKETBALL: Mick’s 25 Points Helps East Edge Northeast In City Battle

LINCOLN–(KFOR Jan. 17)–Carter Mick got into a rhythm of shooting the three-point shot Tuesday night.

The 6-2 Lincoln East junior guard helped spark a 14-2 scoring run during the first and second quarters by connecting on four of five three-point attempts in the span and wound up finishing with 25 points, as the Class A No. 7 Spartans defeated cross-town rival Lincoln Northeast 60-55, in a game heard on KFOR.

East (9-3) jumped out to a 17-9 lead early in the second quarter, partly due to the perimeter shooting from Mick, who had 15 points by halftime.  The Spartans led by five at the break and got a big third quarter boost when 6-3 senior forward Christian Melessa scored eight of his 12 points in the period that helped East to a 49-38 lead.

Northeast (9-6) began to chip away in the fourth quarter and got as close as 56-53 on a pair of free-throws from senior guard Jalen Lang.

The Spartans relied on late free-throws from Mick to seal the win.

Northeast got 15 points a piece from Lang, 6-7 senior forward Porter Bazil and 6-5 senior sharpshooter Christian Winn.

Click the links below to hear the podcast of the game.

Lincoln Northeast at Lincoln East Boys Basketball 1st Half
Lincoln Northeast at Lincoln East Boys Basketball 2nd Half