Sebeka used a 14-0 run in the first half to take the lead and used a 22-8 run in the second half to take control in a 69-48 victory over the Nevis girls basketball team at Sebeka on Monday, Jan. 20.
Nevis jumped out to a 10-9 lead with 10:33 to play in the first half behind two baskets off rebounds by Ava Isaacson, a 3-pointer by Kia Heide and a jumper by Emily Funk.
The Trojans countered as two layups by Maya Lake sparked a 14-0 run that produced a 23-10 advantage with 5:18 to go in the first half. A jumper by Mya Stacey and a putback by Heide kept the Tigers within 33-20 at the break.
A jumper and a layup by Isaacson, a jumper by Heide and a layup off a steal by Stacey kept Nevis within 41-30 with 10:52 to play before the Trojans took control as 3-pointers by Lake and Mackenzie Nelson and four layups by Jayde Peterson extended the lead to 63-38 with 3:10 to play. Kayli Bessler and Addison Lindow had layups while Heide and Isaacson hit jumpers for Nevis during that 22-8 run by the Trojans.
A 3-pointer by Mackenzie Mitchell and a layup by Heide capped off the scoring for the Tigers.
Heide’s 17 points and eight rebounds along with Isaacson’s double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds led the Tigers. Stacey had four steals and Heide had three steals as Nevis fell to 2-5 against Section 5A teams and 4-12 overall.
Nelson (17), Peterson (14), Lake (13) and Lillquist (12) scored in double figures to lead a balanced scoring attack for Sebeka. The Trojans forced 27 turnovers and made 7 of 27 3-pointers to improve to 6-1 in section games and 9-7 overall.