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02/12/2016 - GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cates' Threes Help Rockets Shine On Senior Night


By Kellan Heavican
LincolnPrepSports.com

Sophomore Mariah Cates stole the show on Lincoln Northeast senior night hitting in three 3’s in the first half, including a first quarter-buzzer beater, Friday night at Ed Johnson Gym.

The Rockets (12-8) outscored Lincoln High 19-4 in the third frame to roll to a 78-49 win. 

The Links fell behind by 14 points thanks to an Erica Craig put back with 3:03 left in the first half. But, the Lincoln High closed the first half on a 12-3 run.

Kalli Novak converted on a three-point play and Nya Gotlock hit a three to cut the lead to 39-34.  But Nigeria Jones buried a 26 foot shot at the buzzer to give Northeast a 42-36 advantage at the break.

Lincoln High (5-15) fell behind in the third quarter thanks to three’s from Senior Megan Sattler and by Cates. Those buckets made it 54-36 with three minutes left in the third quarter. Lincoln High couldn’t find an answer.

Novak finished with a game-high 17 points, 15 came in the first half. Cates finished with 16 points for Northeast thanks in part to four three pointers.  Aaliya Evans tallied 13 for the Rockets.  

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