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Trojans roll past Boggan-less Enterprise, 80-48

By By Rocky Higginbotham/Special to The Star
Jan. 6, 2002
ENTERPRISE It's no secret that most opposing teams key on high-scoring Cory Boggan when taking on Enterprise.
With Boggan out with an ankle injury Saturday in the final night of the Enterprise round-robin tournament, Northeast Lauderdale looked more confused than the host Bulldogs but only for a little while.
Northeast started and finished the second quarter with big runs, and the Trojans coasted to an 80-48 win over the Bulldogs to complete a clean sweep of the three-day tourney.
Southeast Lauderdale won the girls' side, completing its sweep with an easy 102-45 win over Stringer Saturday afternoon.
Other games Saturday saw Southeast's boys knock off Stringer 96-62, while Northeast's girls topped Enterprise 64-24.
Northeast boys 80
Enterprise 48
The Bulldogs were up 7-6 midway through the first quarter and even after nine straight points by Northeast, Enterprise trailed just 15-11 after one period.
But the Trojans settled down afterward, opening the second period with a 9-1 run behind a 3-pointer from Jamaal Martin. And after Enterprise pulled within six, Northeast finished the first half on a 13-4 spurt to take a comfortable 37-22 cushion into the locker room.
Martin was one of three players to hit for double figures for Northeast, scoring 14 points. Kalani White led the Trojans with 15, while Dekenno Winston also had 14 as Northeast moved to 15-3.
Antonio Clayton chipped in seven points for coach Lewis Lightsey, while Stephen Dyess, Marcus Betts and Will Matlock all scored six points.
Mitchell Burns led Enterprise with 21 points, while Anthony Johnson scored 11. The Bulldogs, who fell to 8-10 on the season, also got eight points from Derrick James.
Southeast girls 102
Stringer 45
The Lady Tigers ran their record to 17-3 on the season and finished off their tournament championship by clocking Stringer.
Southeast put an amazing six players in double figures two of them in the first quarter alone.
That's when the Lady Tigers erupted for 38 points on their way to a 61-point half and a 61-14 lead at the break.
Samantha Smith scored 13 of her game-high 28 points in the first quarter, while Kenitta Cooley had 11 of her 18 points in the opening period for the defending Class 3A state champs.
Lesley Ruffin was also in double figures with 13 points for coach Joe Miller, while Nycresha Little scored 11 points, Lashondra Hall and Ebony Moore scored 10 apiece and Shalonda Mitchell scored seven.
Jessica Clark led Stringer with 14 points, while Alphaka Moore had 13 and April Taylor eight.
Northeast girls 64
Enterprise 24
The Lady Trojans broke open a tight game in the second quarter and smothered the host Lady Bulldogs defensively.
Northeast was up just 14-10 late in the first quarter and only 18-10 at the end of one. But a 12-0 run helped the Lady Trojans to a 38-16 halftime lead, and Dan Stegall's troops allowed Enterprise only eight points in the second half.
The Lady Trojans, who are now 11-10, got a game-high 22 points from Quin Jackson and 14 from Shaquita Bell. Crystal Hopson and Shalonda McDonald scored nine points apiece.
Teela McBride and Veronica Cook led Enterprise with six points apiece as the Lady Bulldogs fell to 6-16.
Southeast boys 96
Stringer 62
The Tigers won for the second time in three days and improved to 4-14 on the year behind a big effort in the middle quarters.
Southeast led the shootout 27-22 after one period, but put up 27 more points in the second quarter for a 54-33 lead at halftime. The game turned into a rout in the third quarter, when the Tigers stretched their lead to as many as 32.
Five Southeast Lauderdale players hit for double figures on the night, led by Lapatrick Carlisle's 18 points. Nehemiah Nwankpah scored 16, Ben Reed and Chris Gordon scored 15 apiece and Windham Campbell scored 14. Richard Harris and Jeremiah Clark scored six each.
Stringer got 25 points from Rodney McDonald, while Chris Winfield had 18 for the Red Devils.