- BOYS BASKETBALL: Rugged Millard North Rolls Past Northeast
By Jeff Motz
Lincoln Prep Sports.com
Fresh off of winning the Class A State Football Championship nearly two weeks ago, Millard North's physical presence has carried over to the basketball court.
The Mustangs didn't take long to get hot Friday night, while racing to a 63-47 win over Lincoln Northeast at the Ed Johnson Gym. It was a 17-2 Millard North run to end the first quarter that set the tone for the rest of the game.
Northeast got an early 4-2 lead before Millard North sprinted out to a 19-6 first quarter lead. Isaac Gustafson, who scored all 14 of his points in the first half, helped spark the run for the Mustangs.
After a 32-20 halftime lead, Millard North let Northeast get as close as ten points at 36-26 early in the third quarter before holding on for the win.
John Silva led Millard North with 15 points, while Eric Christopherson added 13 points and Evan Ritzdorf finished with 12 points for the Mustangs. Jordan Schroer led the Rockets 13 points and Connor Bool chipped in 11 for Northeast.