- BOYS BASKETBALL: Southeast Gets Upset Bid Over No. 2 Prep
By Kellan Heavican
This season Lincoln Southeast hadn’t beaten a team that had a record of .500 or better.
That changed on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at the Prasch Activities Building. The Knights (10-13) exploded for 17 first-quarter points and held on by upsetting Class A #2 Omaha Creighton Prep 66-61.
A duo of seniors, Isaiah Curry and Brayden Day, along with the lone sophomore, Michael Anderson combined for 47 of the 66 points. The trio was determined to lead their team to their tenth win of the season.
Southeast (10-13) built a 30-21-halftime lead before Creighton Prep chipped away in the third quarter. Prep’s Tommy Steier and Spencer Moses combined for 13- third quarter points that pulled the Junior Jays within 1 at 44-43 at the third quarter break.
But it was Kyle Luedtke that drilled a three with 5:47 left to tie the game at 49. However, LSE responded with a 7-1 run thanks to four points from Day and a three from Curry.
Prep (19-3) countered to pull within 56-54 with 3:12 left after Luedtke hit another 3. But again LSE answered and built a 62-55 lead with 51 seconds left. LSE failed to close the door and Prep used back-to-back threes from Jayden Temme and Will Hannafan to pull within 63-61 with 24 seconds left.
Prep’s fatal mistake came on the ensuing inbounds when they failed to foul a Southeast player and Curry sealed the game on a break away layup and Isaiah Laughlin would add one more free throw to seal the Senior Day victory.
Curry and Day finished with 16 a piece and Anderson added 15 for the Knights. Akol Arop led Prep with 13, while Luedtke finished with 11 and Steier finished with 10.