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Rebel girls pile up the points in routs of Lisbon, Tipton
|Northeast junior Addie Oberman lets go of a three-pointer from the corner late in the second quarter of the Rebels’ 67-42 victory over Tipton. The shot fell through the hoop just as the buzzer sounded, giving Oberman 16 points during the first half. The forward would finish with 25 in the game as Northeast earned their second victory in as many nights. Photos by Ross Eberhart|
By Ross Eberhart
A pair of quick starts made for a successful weekend for the Northeast girls basketball team.
Taking on Lisbon and Tipton at home on consecutive nights, the Rebels built up a double-digit halftime lead in both contests.
Defense played a big part in the 20-point advantage Northeast had against the Lions on Friday as the Rebels held Lisbon to eight points in the first quarter and just five in the second to go up 33-13 at the break of an eventual 52-30 win.
Things were closer against the Tigers less than 24 hours later as the Rebels led 31-20 at the break, but Northeast kept rolling on the offensive side of the ball and cruised to a 67-42 victory.
Any thoughts of Tipton getting back in the game dissipated quickly in the third quarter, thanks to a 10-0 Rebel run to begin the second half.
Breanne Butler kicked things off with a pair of free throws, while Catrina Jargo nailed a three-pointer.
Addie Oberman gave the Rebels three more points when she was fouled on a lay-up inside before the junior finished off the run with another hoop and suddenly it was 41-20 Northeast.
Tipton broke the run with a free throw, but Oberman came right back with three more points on a free throw and a drive to the hoop.
Two more Tiger free throws were followed by another Rebel three-point play, this one coming from Morgan McAleer, and Oberman added a freebie of her own to make it 48-23.
The Rebels added five more points during the quarter as Danae Diedrich knocked down a pair of free throws and then beat everyone down the court moments later for a lay-in.
Laikyn Schaefer added a free throw of her own and Northeast went into the fourth quarter holding a 53-26 edge.
The fourth quarter proved to be a back-and-forth affair (Tipton ended up outscoring Northeast 16-14 in the period), but that was fine with the Rebels, who could afford to cede some baskets.
McAleer scored twice in the period for the Rebels with Schaefer, Ashley Kruse, Tierra Hildebrandt and Jessica Spooner also adding field goals. Butler, meanwhile, knocked down two free throws.
The offense got rolling early for the Rebels, who scored 15 points in the first quarter.
Tipton, though, was able to find success on the offensive end as well and Northeast led by just six as the period ended.
The Rebel advantage grew to seven late in the second quarter when Oberman took over, as the forward scored Northeast's final eight points of the first half, including a three-pointer just before the buzzer that created the 11-point halftime edge.
Oberman finished the game with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, while Butler and McAleer joined her in double figures with 11 points each.
Oberman and Butler each grabbed nine rebounds in the game with the former also leading the Rebels with three assists and four steals, and the latter blocking a team-high four shots.
Butler, McAleer and Diedrich all had two assists in the game with Diedrich coming up with three steals as well (Jacinta Jargo also had three steals).
The Rebels scored the first six points of the game against Lisbon in their Big East battle, Friday night, and pushed the edge to eight (16-8) as the first quarter expired.
The Lions scored first in the second quarter, but then were limited to just a free throw during the next four minutes of play. The Rebels, meanwhile, exploded for 12 points during that same stretch to push the lead to 17.
Lisbon knocked down one more shot in the first half, but it was the Rebels who were comfortably in front 33-13.
The lead was still 16 (44-28) as the two teams went to the fourth quarter and the Northeast defense clamped down once more in the final period of play.
Lisbon scored in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, but then did not score again for the rest of the game as the Rebels finished off a 22-point win.
Oberman again led the way offensively with 21 points, while also grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out five assists.
C. Jargo added 13 points of her own to go with seven boards, and the senior also handed out five assists.
Butler had eight points and grabbed eight rebounds, while McAleer had six points and notched three steals (the same number as J. Jargo).
Oberman capped off a big night with five steals, while Butler swatted away five shots (the junior is tied for first in class 3A with 61 blocks).
The two victories were a welcome sight for the Rebels, who were coming off a tight 47-44 loss to rival Preston.
Northeast trailed 14-10 after a quarter of play and watched as its deficit grew to 11 (27-16) by halftime.
A Trojan run in the third quarter pushed the lead all the way to 18, and the Rebels looked to be in deep trouble.
Instead, Northeast fought back, going on a mammoth run that extended through both the third and fourth quarters.
Soon the Preston lead was down to three. The Rebels, though, missed a handful of close-range shots, and the margin never fell below three as the Trojans held on for the win.
Oberman led the Rebels in the game with 17 points, while McAleer joined her in double figures with 12 and Butler added eight.
Oberman added 10 rebounds for a double-double with Butler grabbing 13. The former also tied J. Jargo for the team assist lead with four, while the latter had five blocks.
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