- BOYS BASKETBALL: Southeast Wins Battle Over Lincoln High
By Jeff Motz
If you have followed boys basketball over the years in Lincoln, you know that each game can be a dogfight. Especially, when two teams are searching for as many wins as they can get midway through a season.
Lincoln Southeast came out on top of a slugfest with Lincoln High 65-61 Friday night at the Prasch Activities Center that proved to be what intra-city basketball has been for many years, regardless of record.
It was Lincoln High, who took a 15-9 first quarter lead, by going on a 7-0 run to finish the period. But Southeast roared back behind the play of Sevryn Foster, who led the Knights in scoring with 17 points, and Brayden Day--whose free throw gave them a 27-26 halftime lead.
Southeast (6-8) led 48-41 after three quarters behind Foster and Isaiah Laughlin, who finished with 11 points.
Lincoln High (5-10) surged back in the fourth quarter, behind Jaylin Hunter and Sammy Richardson. Hunter finished with a game-high 27 points, while Richardson, who left the game with 30 seconds left with an undisclosed injury, finished with 14.
The Links cut the deficit to 58-55 when Carlos Santistevan converted on a three-point play. After Lincoln High pulled to within two, Southeast answered with a basket from Michael Anderson and another from Alex Euse to give the Knights a 64-58 advantage.
After a Southeast free throw, Hunter hit a three for the Links at the buzzer for the final score of 65-61.