Jan. 29—CAMANCHE — After weather postponed the first meeting between Camanche and Northeast, the two local rivals made up their game on Monday night in a boy/girl doubleheader.
Northeast got the better of the Storm, securing wins in both games but these two teams will be very familiar with each other when they head to Goose Lake on Tuesday night for a rematch.
Rebels cruise past Storm as Kjergaard and Mangelsen drop double digits
Offense was hard to come by in the first three minutes of this game as neither team could get ball to fall through the nylon. However, once the scoring started it came in waves as Miley Duritza gave Camanche their lone lead of the game with a 3-pointer to make it 4-3.
Emma Riessen answered for Northeast with a triple of her own and Leah Mangelsen's layup capped off the first quarter with a layup to make it 14-7.
The second quarter was a master class by the Rebels in every facet of the game. Kjergaard knocked down four 3-pointers to blow this game wide open and give Northeast the lead 28-7. The Rebels held the Storm scoreless in the second quarter and led 35-7 at the break.
Camanche looked completely different in the second half offensively, gaining pressure and getting shots to fall. However, their defense was not able to stop the Rebels and Northeast went on to win 60-33.
Leading the way for the Rebels was Kjergaard with 22 points and Mangelsen with 16.
Northeast improves to (12-5) on the year while the Storm are now (6-11)
Kramer's big second half helps hold off Storm comeback
Gavin Kramer is a big part of why the Northeast Rebels have a lot of success and that was shown on Monday as he got clutch bucket after clutch bucket for the Rebels in the second half.
Northeast started off strong, riding the back of Clayton Meyermann who was having a lot of success in the paint to put them up 16-6 after on quarter of play.
In the second the Storm had back to back buckets in the paint before a Cameron Dorsey three shrunk their deficit to 18-13. But Kramer instantly answered with his first three of the night before Jacob Tegeler hit one of his own to make it 24-15. Northeast matched Camanche and went into the half up 31-21.
Pierson White got things going for the Storm midway through the third quarter, scoring seven straight points for Camanche to make it 42-35 but just like before, Kramer was able to answer and put the Rebels up by 11, 48-37, with one quarter left to play.
Demarion Honaker and Tyson Seeser were able to catch some momentum and bring it all the way within three points at 51-48 but once again Kramer had the answer, getting the buckets they needed to put them back up by six. That lead continued to stay between five to seven points the rest of the way out as Northeast held on for the win 64-59.
Kramer had a game-high 22 points while Meyermann added 13. Honaker led Camanche with 18, Seeser had 16 and White had 14.
The Rebels (9-6) will host the Storm (6-11) on Tuesday night at approximately 7:30 p.m.