- HEARTLAND ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: SOUTHEAST DROPS GRAND ISLAND
By Jeff Motz
Lincoln Prep Sports.com
After meeting a week ago, Lincoln Southeast was very familiar with Grand Island's style of basketball. The same can be said with Grand Island's familiarity of Southeast's up-tempo game and for the second-straight week, it spelled doom for the Islanders.
Southeast quickly built up an 8-3 lead early in the first quarter and never looked back while on their way to a 76-50 win over Grand Island in the opening round of the Heartland Athletic Conference Boys Basketball Tournament at East High School.
After leading 21-14 at the end of the first quarter, Southeast (7-0) broke out for a 21-point second quarter led by Jaydee Jurgensen, Derrius Vick, Cody Charlton, Derek Shouse and Eric Jackson, putting the Knights ahead 42-26 at the half.
Southeast upped its advantage with an 18-point performance in the 3rd quarter for a 60-36 lead after three.
Jurgensen led the Knights with a game-high 15 points, 10 of which game in the first half. Jackson added 14, while Vick, Shouse, and Charlton finished with 10 points each.
Jordan Brooks led (1-7) Grand Island with 12 points.