The LSE boys and girls junior high basketball team picked up its second straight win to start the 2013 season Tuesday night by beating the Marshall Owls by the scores of 39-20 and 30-17, respectively.
The Lady Hawks, 12-3 on the season, led Marshall from the opening tip-off and took a 15-9 lead into the half. LSE also outscored the Lady Owls 15-8 in the final-two periods to win the game by 13.
LSE coach Emily Allsop said it was a very physical game but the girls did a good job playing under control and executing their plays.
Paige Peterson had the game-high for LSE with eight points along with 10 rebounds and two steals.
Camryn Monteer chipped in seven points while Kate Peterson added six points and two steals, Kyla Johnson with five points and five rebounds, Brynn Edwards with two points and two rebounds, McKenna Stumph with one point, five rebounds and one steal, Blake Allison with one point and Stephanie Kempf with two rebounds and one steal.
For Marshall, Mariah Harper had five points and Haleigh Hartwig with four.
In the B-team game, the Lady Hawks defeated Marshall by a score of 10-0.
Andrea Jackson paced all scorers in the game for LSE with five points while Blake Allison and Shayann Potter each had two points and Brianna Walker with one
The B-team girls improved to 4-1 on the season.
As for the LSE boys basketball team, they led Marshall 13-2 after one, 19-4 at the half and 25-9 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Hawks outscored Marshall 14-11.
LSE coach Terry Luster said the boys got off to a good start but struggled to score in the third and fourth quarter. “We played good defense and rebounded well throughout the game,” Luster said.
Alec Adair had the high game for LSE, who improved to 8-7 on the season, with 18 points and four steals. Kole Ficken had eight points and five rebounds while Brett Dillender added six points and nine rebounds, Dee Sharp with four points and four rebounds and Avery Reardon with three points and three rebounds.