Southeast of Saline’s girls basketball team couldn’t get a rhythm established against Minneapolis’ defense on Friday night, and lost to the Lions 32-20.
Minneapolis built an 11-8 lead after one, but limited Southeast to just 12 points over the final 24 minutes. The Lions extended the lead to 19-13 at halftime, and added distance in the third quarter, outscoring the Trojans 11-3 to take a 30-16 lead to the final quarter. Southeast limited Minneapolis to just two fourth quarter points, but mustered only four of their own.
Minneapolis forced 24 turnovers in the game.
Erica Montgomery had seven points to lead Southeast.
The Trojans are 10-7 and 5-4 in the NCAA. They play at Ellsworth and Russell this week.
The Southeast of Saline boys picked up a 43-42 win at Minneapolis on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
The Trojans built a 13-6 first quarter lead, and led by six at halftime, 23-17. In the third quarter, Minneapolis began its push, cutting the Trojan lead to 31-30 after three. In the fourth quarter, the Lions went in front and led 42-40 when Easton Montgomery converted a three-point play in the final 20 seconds to put Southeast in front for good.
Montgomery scored all of Southeast’s 12 fourth quarter points, and finished with 18 points. Sam Koch added 10 points
Southeast is now 9-8 overall and 4-5 in the NCAA.
Southeast plays at Ellsworth and Russell this week.