Trojans clipped by Panthers, 51-42

BLAIRSBURG – Northeast Hamilton’s two-man offensive game wasn’t enough to topple Tripoli in an Iowa Star Conference boys’ basketball game here Friday night.

Logan Seiser and Gabe Rapp both scored 16 points, but no other Trojan had more than three in a 51-42 loss to the Panthers.

Tripoli (2-2, 2-2 ISC) received 13 points from Nick Shinstine. Austin Newbrough added 11 and Carter Zehr drained three 3-pointers for nine points.

“We’ve just got to be more consistent and I’d like to see more guys get involved on the offense to balance things out,” NEH head coach John Seiser said.

Tripoli sent two and sometimes three defenders at Logan Seiser, who entered the game averaging 29.7 points a night. He still managed his fourth double-double; he brought down 10 rebounds.

NEH (2-2 ISC) led 9-7 after one quarter, but then watched Tripoli go on a 21-13 second-quarter run and the Trojans never led again.

Seiser dominant, Trojans roll

BLAIRSBURG – Logan Seiser did what he wanted, when he wanted Saturday night to help the Northeast Hamilton boys’ basketball team end a two-game slide.

Seiser knocked down 14 of 22 shots and scored a game-high 33 points to propel the Trojans (3-2) to an easy 54-29 non-conference victory over CWL (1-5). His 12 rebounds gave him a fifth double-double in as many outings this season.

“He did a good job and really took over the post,”?NEH?head coach John Seiser said of his son’s effort.

Gabe Rapp added six points, Nick Jeffers scored five, and Austin Smith produced four points and 10 boards.

NEH gradually pulled away as the game went on. Its lead was 28-17 at the half and 39-26 after three quarters.

Grant Carroll and Jared Haler both scored nine points for the Panthers.

Trojets struggle vs Tripoli

BLAIRSBURG – Tripoli smothered Northeast Hamilton with a 1-2-2 press and rolled to a 45-10 Iowa Star Conference girls’ basketball victory here Friday night.

The Panthers (3-2, 2-2 ISC) limited the Trojets (0-5, 0-4 ISC) to just one first-half field goal and led 37-2 after 16 minutes.

“We were unable to get shots off,” NEH head coach Adam Vorrie said. “We just couldn’t handle their press.”

McKayla Meyer canned a 3-pointer and scored a game-high 12 points for Tripoli.

Kaylee Massman scored seven for NEH.