Eagles sneak by Trojets with late 8-2 run

BLAIRSBURG – Knotted up at 42 with 4 minutes left in regulation, Southeast Webster-Grand found an extra jolt of energy and went on an 8-2 run to close out Northeast Hamilton, 48-42, in a non-conference girls’ basketball game here last night.

With the possibility of the two teams playing again in the postseason should they each win a game, Trojets’ head coach Bret Schutt wasn’t in any big hurry to reveal any secrets.

“We ran one offense all night and executed what we wanted to do, and we had the looks at the end that we needed, but we just didn’t knock down the shots,” he said. “The effort was great though.”

Southeast Webster-Grand (9-10) had a balanced scoring effort, led by two players in double figures. Josie Breitsprecher set the pace with 15 points and Jossie Ferrari knocked in 12.

Breitsprecher and Anna Coder both canned 3-point baskets.

Molly Greenfield paced Northeast Hamilton (6-14) with 14 points. Jennifer Jeffers added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Jenn Willems finished with five points and seven boards.

The Trojets jumped out to a 10-9 lead after one quarter. The two teams were even at 24 at the break before the Eagles pulled ahead 36-32 going into the final 8 minutes of play.

Northeast Hamilton will finish up the regular season at home on Tuesday night when it welcomes Belmond-Klemme to town for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off.