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LINCOLN – It was another split for the Seward girls and boys basketball teams as they made the quick trek to Lincoln Christian High School.
The Seward Bluejays lengthy attacked proved to be too much for the Lincoln Christian Crusaders, as Seward walked away with a road victory 66-48 for its first win of the season.
After the rough loss to Hastings last Thursday, Seward utilized it’s size tonight to wear down the Crusaders. They forced eight steals in the game and grabbed nearly 30 rebounds.
Leading the way for the Bluejays was senior Brett Meyer who cashed in 20 points. He had 10 points in each half and got to the free throw line eight times in the second half. Senior Nate Lliteras finished with 16 with 11 of those points coming in the second half. Senior Derek Holtorf had 11, Joseph Krause put up 10, Brayson Janousek contributed with 5, Carson Tvrdy had 3, Kelly Vyhanek scored 1.
For Lincoln Christian, Ashton Carlson led the Crusaders with 17, Justin Bubak finished with 15, Caleb Canfield added 12. Creighton Kuszak and Gavin McGerr both scored 2 points.
With the win, Seward moves on to 1-1 on the season and will host Grand Island Northwest on next on Dec. 8.
Lincoln Christian’s Olivia Hollenbeck’s 17 points was a factor in the Crusaders 45-39 win over the Seward Bluejays at Lincoln Christian Tuesday night.
The game was back-and-forth for most of the contest. Seward had as much as a six-point lead in the game that came in the second quarter. Tied at 21 at halftime, Hollenbeck’s back-to-back buckets to start the second gave the Crusaders a four-point lead and they never looked back.
For the Bluejays, senior Kayla Luebbe finished with a team-high 15 points on six-made field goals. Camryn Opfer finished with 14 points, and Hannah Benedict and Bailee Bock both added 5. Along with Hollenbeck’s 17, Lincoln Christian Makylee Ailes racked in four three-pointers and finished with 13. Allyson Korte added 9, Macy Arnold cashed in 4, and Alexis Johnson and Barrett Powers both scored 2.
With the loss, the Bluejays move to 1-1 on the season with a matchup against Grand Island Northwest on Dec. 8, at home.