After suffering two losses Monday night on the road against the California Pintos, the LSE boys and girls basketball teams came back with a pair of wins Tuesday night at home by beating the Slater Wildcats by the scores of 42-26 and 42-18, respectively.
The Lady Hawks, improving to 10-3 on the season, outscored Slater in all four quarters and led 17-2 at the half and 30-10 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, LSE outscored the Wildcats 12-8 to win by 24.
LSE coach Emily Allsop said this was one of our better games this season.
“We came out and played with a lot of heart; we ran the floor well and we were on the floor all night going after loose balls,” Allsop said. “All of the girls did a great job playing as a team.”
Paige Peterson led a balanced scoring attack for LSE with 13 points along with seven rebounds and two assists.
Camryn Monteer finished the game with seven points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist while Kate Peterson added six points, two steals and one rebound, Kyla Johnson with five points, three rebounds and two steals, Leigha Vollmer with four points, three rebounds and one steal, McKenna Stumph with two points, four rebounds and one steal, Brynn Edwards with two points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists and Brianna Walker with two points.
The Lady Hawks also finished the game hitting 19 of 50 from the field for 38 percent and 3 of 4 from the foul line for 75 percent.
Jen Peel had eight points to lead all scorers for Slater.
As for the LSE boys, they led Slater 22-14 at the half and 33-16 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Wildcats outscored LSE 10-9.
LSE coach Terry Luster said this was a good win. “We got off to a good start and did not let Slater get anything going offensively,” Luster said.
Alec Adair and Kole Ficken each had 15 points in the game for LSE, who improved to 6-7 on the season. Ficken also finished the game with five rebounds and four steals while Adair had five steals and one rebound.
Avery Reardon chipped in four points, six rebounds and one steal while Brett Dillender added four points, four rebounds and one steal, Dee Sharp with two points and five rebounds, Giovanni Strickland with one point, two steals and one rebound and Jerad Viertel with one point and one rebound.