LINCOLN–(KLMS Jan. 12)–A big second half performance for the Lincoln Northeast boys basketball team on Thursday night helped the Rockets to a 70-55 victory over Class A No. 5 Lincoln High at the Ed Johnson Gym, in a game heard on ESPN Lincoln.
Northeast (9-4) trailed by five points at halftime but behind some hot shooting from 6-7 senior forward Porter Bazil, the Rockets chipped away and Bazil’s second three-pointer put Northeast ahead 30-29 with five minutes left in the third quarter. Bazil hit another three-pointer before the end of the third that gave the Rockets a 42-39 lead.
Bazil continued to be effective for Northeast, sinking another three-pointer and scored on the next Rocket possession to extend the Rocket lead to 47-39 with 7:07 in the game.
Christian Winn led all scorers with 23 points for Northeast, including 13 in the second half that included key free-throws in the final quarter. Jalen Lang added 19 points in the Rocket victory.
Lincoln High (9-3) overcame a first quarter deficit and went on a 12-1 scoring run in the second quarter and led 26-21 at the half.
Vince Garrett, who got a dunk off a steal for the first two points of the game, led Lincoln High with 13 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. The Links also got 11 points from 6-6 senior forward Collin Nick.
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Southeast broke free from a five-point first quarter deficit and got a three-point play from 6-7 senior forward Wade Voss to put the Knights ahead 24-20 in the second quarter.
While it was a back and forth game over at Bishop Flavin Gym, Southeast used a 6-0 run in the third quarter, capped by a Taye Moore three-pointer to take control.
Voss led Southeast with 13 points and Pius X was led by Adam Searcey’s game-high 15 points.
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