Friday night Southeast was in Tiger Gym for a rematch from three weeks ago that was one of Luskís closest games of the season. This game didnít start out as close, in what has been a disturbing trend for the Tigers. The visitors held NCHS without a point in the first quarter, while gaining a 14 point lead. Monte Wade and Jake Heil got Lusk on the board while SEís shooting cooled a bit-taking a 23-4 lead into halftime.
Teagan Tschacher and James Blackburn each buried treys, but it wasnít enough to spark a run in the second half. Luskís defense and hustle never quit despite offensive woes continuing to haunt this team in the 46-24 loss.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
SE 14 9 14 9 46
NCHS 0 4 10 10 24
SE: 12/32 FG, 4/18 3PT, 10/21 FT, 54 REB, 11 TO, 13 PF
NCHS: 6/30 FG, 2/19 3PT, 6/17 FT, 36 REB, 13 TO, 16 PF
NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Blackburn 5, Ryan Gilkey 4, Heil 4, Alec Penfield 3, Tschacher 3, Jacob Muir 2, Wade 2. Rebounds- Gilkey 8, Heil 6. Good sportsmanship players of the game: Blackburn and Sterling Werner from Southeast.
Saturday was a death trap that could not be avoided, as the Tigers were to face the top-ranked, undefeated defending state champs on their home court for Senior Night. As the Hornets have done to everyone else over the past two and a half years, they put up a lot of points quickly. The 25-11 first quarter turned into a 58-22 halftime advantage.
Throughout the second half PB continued to pour on the scoring in an attempt to hit triple digits. The Tigers defense kept them six points shy in the 94-37 final score.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
NCHS 11 11 11 4 37
PB 25 33 14 22 94
NCHS: 14/46 FG, 1/5 3PT, 6/10 FT, 28 REB, 25 TO, 14 PF
PB: 30/47 FG, 10/20 3PT, 4/10 FT, 40 REB, 13 TO, 11 PF
NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Wade 7, Muir 6, Heil 5, Wagner 5, Blackburn 4, Gilkey 4, Miller 2, Penfield 2, Stone 2. Rebounds- Heil 6, Stone 5, Wagner 5.
The JV lost to Southeast 43-38 as Cole Hart led with 11 points.
The C squad went to Newcastle Monday night but came up short 42-31.
The Tigers season comes to an end this week as Glenrock visits for Senior Night Friday at Tiger Gym. JV is at 4 p.m. at LEMS with varsity at 7 at the high school. Seniors Wade, Blackburn, Muir, Wagner and manager Elise Myer will be honored before the varsity game with their families and the Lady Tiger seniors.
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