The LSE boys and girls junior high basketball teams picked up a pair of wins Tuesday night at home by beating the Versailles Tigers by the scores of 45-36 and 36-19, respectively.
The Hawks boys, who improved to 4-6 on the season, trailed Versailles 7-4 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 41-29 advantage for the rest of the game for the victory.
LSE coach Terry Luster said after a slow start the boys picked up the pace and made some shots in the second quarter. “It was a good team win,” Luster said. “Players came in off the bench and provided good minutes.”
Kole Ficken was the leading scorer in the game for LSE with 20 points along with two rebounds and two steals.
Alec Adair had 17 points, five steals and one rebound while Don Hammers added three points and one steal, Jaylen Butner with three points, three rebounds and one steal, Weston Fahrenbrink with two points and five rebounds, Brett Dillender with two rebounds and one steal and Jared Viertel with one rebound and one steal.
As for the Lady Hawks, they led Versailles 20-13 after the first quarter and never looked back.
LSE coach Emily Allsop said the girls had a great team effort Tuesday night.
“Everyone played and contributed,” Allsop said. “All the starters played well; they made smart decisions and ran the offense. The team also made some adjustments on the press that we talked about at halftime, and held Versailles to only six points in the second half. Stephanie Kempf had a great game coming off the bench for us; she played great defense and was always in the right place at the right time. Everyone played under control and tried to execute the things we have been working on at practice.”
Paige Peterson had 12 points and four rebounds to lead all scorers for LSE, who improved to 8-2 on the season.
Camryn Monteer finished the game with seven points, three rebounds and two steals while Brynn Edwards chipped in six points, two rebounds and two steals, Kate Peterson with five points, Kyla Johnson with four points, one rebound and one steal, Leigha Vollmer with two points, Stephanie Kempf with two rebounds and one steal, McKenna Stumph and Andrea Jackson each with two rebounds and Blake Allison and Brianna Walker with one rebound each.