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Second-half surge lifts Northeast men to victory

Second-half surge lifts Northeast men to victory

NORFOLK, Neb. – Down by four points at halftime, the Northeast Community College men's basketball team tallied 69 points in the final half to cruise past Little Priest Tribal College, 110-88 on Monday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.

The Hawks (6-5) built a 22-point lead in the second half and never looked back as five players scored double-digit points.

Emmette Page (Crystal, Minn.) tallied 29 points, five assists and five steals to lead Northeast on offense. Asher Scavella (Nassau, Bahamas) had one of his best nights in a Hawks uniform, tallying a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards, while Oyiti Amum (Melbourne, Australia) added 16 points. Zack James (Norfolk, Neb.) and Daniel Akuei (Melbourne, Australia) had 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Hawks shot 51 percent from the field, 43 percent from the three-point line and 75 percent from the charity stripe.

Northeast squares off with York College JV at 7 p.m. Friday in Norfolk.

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