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1/16/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Rebels split games with Prince of Peace and Midland

By Ross Eberhart
Sports editor

The Northeast girls basketball team had already found out the hard way what can happen when a first half lead slips away.

So there was no let-up when the Rebels met Midland in a make-up Big East contest, Saturday night.

Less than 24 hours after watching a seven-point halftime edge over Prince of Peace dissipate in an eventual one-point loss, the Rebels jumped all over the Eagles and this time stayed in front for a 52-34 victory.

The Rebels got off to a good start against Midland, as they broke through for 12 points in the first quarter, while holding the Eagles to just five.

The visitors found more success on the offensive end in the second quarter, but still trailed big at halftime as the Rebels exploded for 20 points in the second period to take a 32-13 lead into the break.

The Rebels kept pushing, adding 13 more points in the third quarter to add another point to the margin (45-25) before Midland outscored Northeast 9-7 in the fourth quarter to create the final margin.

Addie Oberman paced the Rebel offensive attack with 20 points (the junior shot 6-of-8 on her two-point field goal attempts), while Breanne Butler added a double-double for Northeast with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Jacinta Jargo scored all of her nine points on three-pointers with Catrina Jargo and Laikyn Schaefer both adding five points.

C. Jargo and Oberman both secured five rebounds, while J. Jargo handed out a team-best five assists. Oberman added seven steals and blocked three shots as well.

Tierra Hildebrandt, Morgan McAleer and Butler all had two steals in the game.

The victory was a nice bounce-back for the Rebels, who dropped a heartbreaker to Prince of Peace less than 24 hours earlier.

The Rebels again started the game in front and then used a big second quarter (they outscored the Irish 17-12) to take a 39-32 lead into the break.

This time, though, the lead did not hold up as Prince of Peace exploded for 18 points in the third quarter to grab its own lead (40-37) heading to the fourth quarter.

Now it was Northeast's time to respond and the Rebels did, taking a lead late in the game.

Things were not meant to be, though, as Prince of Peace scored one final time, with just a little over a second remaining, to bring home the 53-52 win.

Oberman and Butler accounted for 44 of the Rebels' 52 points in the game. The former had 24 points with the latter adding 20 to go with 11 rebounds and four blocks.

McAleer had five points for the Rebels, who received three assists each from Danae Diedrich, J. Jargo and C. Jargo.

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