BRIDGEPORT, Neb. – The Southeast High School basketball teams returned to the hardwood Tuesday evening stepping outside the state to face the Bridgeport Bulldogs.
Both Cyclone teams suffered losses with the boys falling 59-35, while the girls’ team lost 61-29.
In the boys’ game, Bridgeport raced out to a 19-5 lead after the first quarter, and the Bulldog lead continued to grow over the final three quarters.
Southeast trailed 31-14 at half and 43-27 heading to the fourth quarter.
Over the final eight minutes, the Bulldogs outscored the Cyclones, 16-8.
Southeast shot 30% to Bridgeport’s 43%. Senior Reese Robertson led the team in scoring with 11, while senior Hayden Anderson added 10. Anderson grabbed a team high 15 rebounds, while senior Bodie Herring had 10 boards.
The loss drops Southeast to 2-3, while the win was Bridgeport’s eight as the Bulldogs remained undefeated on the season.
In the girls’ contest, the game remained close through the first half.
The Lady Cyclones trailed 6-4 after eight minutes, but the home team started to slowly pulled away in the second. Bridgeport outscored Southeast 16-9 to take a 22-13 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs blew the game open, outscoring the Lady Cyclones 39-16.
Sophomore Sydney Anderson led the team with 10 points and six rebounds, while sophomore Brenna Herring had eight points and a team-high nine rebounds.
The loss drops Southeast to 2-3.
Southeast returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 7, hosting Saratoga. The girls’ game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ contest to follow at 7 p.m.