- Northeast boys reveal showtime side, breeze past Grand Island
By Lincoln Prep Sports.com staff
When you think of showtime in basketball, you immediately think of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. But in this case, you can use the same description for the Lincoln Northeast boys basketball team, as they continue to show opponents how quick and talented they are this season. The Rockets cruised past the Islanders Friday night 68-54 at the Ed Johnson Gym to keep their record squeeky clean at 11-0 in Class "A".
One play featured Northeast guard sensation Andrew Bridger throwing a behind-the-back pass to center Wendell Faines for a two-handed dunk, while Bridger later scored on a reverse lay-up on a hard foul by a Grand Island defender.
Northeast led 42-19 at halftime on 72 percent shooting from the field and limiting Grand Island to a 21 percent field goal shooting percentage in the first half. Late in the game, the Islanders marched back on a 16-3 run against the Rocket reserves but couldn't close the gap anymore.
Jerry Vaughn-Taylor led Northeast with 14 points, while Faines chipped in 13 points and Bridger finished with 12 points to keep the Rockets undefeated. Grand Island's leading scorer Mitch Carstens was 3-of-14 from the field and led the Islanders with 11 points.