With its defensive pressure forcing turnover after turnover, Southeast was able to hold off Northeast for a 72-59 boys basketball victory Tuesday night.
Rashawn Thomas had 22 points for Southeast and was a force in the paint, both rebounding and blocking shots. Romello Roberson added 19 and Ricardo Deluna had 10 for the Spartans, who improved to 5-3 on the season.
Northeast was able to keep itself in the game early with 3-pointers at key moments. Tyus Johnson hit three of his four 3s in the first half on his way to 26 points, while Rodney Overton added 17 for the Vikings.
But Southeast pulled away with a 17-4 run to open the second half, and was strong at the free-throw line down the stretch to ice it. The Spartans were 17-of-22 at the line in the second half.
The Northeast girls coasted to an 81-13 win over Southeast.
SMITH LIFTS DOUGLASS
Deangelo Smith scored 26 points to lead Douglass to a 67-55 win over Millwood.
Stephen Clark scored 16, and Glenn Banks had 10 for Douglass, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A. Ashford Golden led Millwood, No. 2 in Class 3A, with 19 points.
The Millwood girls rolled past Douglass 67-28 behind 18 points from Teanna Reid.
HADLEY PACES BETHANY
The Bethany girls built a double-digit first-half lead and made it stand in a 69-57 victory over Tuttle.
Bethany's Grace Hadley had 24 points to lead all scorers, while Kelsi Bussert had 11 and Stephanie Agyemang added 10. Bethany led 37-22 at halftime.
Sophomore Alyssa Jones had a team-high 23 points for Tuttle.
COLLINS POURS IN 44
The OKC Storm got almost all the scoring it needed from Chauncey Collins in a 91-52 win over the McAlester boys.
Collins, a 6-foot- junior, scored a season-high 44 points as the Storm improved to 17-4 on the season. Collins has scored 30 or more in four straight games, and at least 20 in 11 of the last 12.
The Centennial boys got 32 points from 6-foot-7 junior Austin Garner in an 87-65 win over ASTEC. ... Evan Anderson scored 16 points as the Dale boys escaped with a 42-41 win over Luther. ... The Dale girls outscored Luther 20-0 in the first quarter and coasted to a 63-21 win with 25 points from Breck Clark. ... Okarche's Morgan Vogt had 26 points in a 70-48 win over the Earlsboro girls.