Over the course of the season, it's been hard for any opponent to stop the dominance of the Lincoln Southeast girls basketball team, and Lincoln East found it impossible to stop the Knights, as LSE won 82-52 over East Friday night.
Jess Shepard led all Southeast scorers with 25 points, keying a big reason why the spread was so big in the final score. Lauren Stricker scored 13 points and Iowa commit Alexa Kastanek added 12 in the win.
Southeast led 17-12 after the first quarter, but the Knights turned up the intensity in the second quarter with a 30-7 run to take a 48-19 lead into halftime.
Lincoln East was led by Jackie Osenbaugh with 17 points and Nicole Raatz scored 10 points for the Spartans.
Southeast's 82 points in Friday's game is a season-high and it's one of the higher margins of victory for the Knights. Last Friday in a win at Kearney, LSE won by 37. The previous week, the Knights won by 40 points over Lincoln North Star.
Southeast (15-1) takes its top-ranking in Class A up Interstate 80 to take on the Titans of Papillion-LaVista South.
In the final remaining six regular season games for the Knights, just two come against teams with winning records, with Papillion-LaVista South at 10-5 and Lincoln Northeast at 13-4.
Class A Boys: Lincoln Southeast 53, Lincoln East 39
Jake Nannen led the Knights with 12 points and Ryan Sievers added 11 in the 14-point win over Lincoln East. Conner Long led Lincoln East with 12 points.
The 14-point outcome hands Lincoln East its fifth-straight loss. The Spartans look to break that streak Saturday night when play at Millard South.
Southeast (12-4) heads up the road to face Papillion-LaVista South Saturday.