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East boys varsity basketball stays unbeaten, beats Links

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Lincoln East senior forward Sam Griesel (5) shoots a free throw against Lincoln High in the HAC tournament on December 29 at Lincoln East High School.

Lincoln East senior forward Sam Griesel (5) shoots a free throw against Lincoln High in the HAC tournament on December 29 at Lincoln East High School.

Photo by Photo by Luke Borgmann

Photo by Photo by Luke Borgmann

Lincoln East senior forward Sam Griesel (5) shoots a free throw against Lincoln High in the HAC tournament on December 29 at Lincoln East High School.

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The top ranked Lincoln East boys varsity basketball team faced off against Lincoln High on January 20 at Lincoln High School.  The Spartans started off slow, but quickly displayed why they are ranked #1, leading the Links 37-26 at halftime.  The Spartans won in blowout fashion 65-49, improving to 15-0 on the season.  The Links fell to 9-7.

East was led in scoring by senior forward Sam Griesel with 22 points.  Senior center Jordan Janssen finished with a double-double, scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds.  Senior forward Hayden Barrett added 13 points and 5 rebounds.  Lincoln High junior point guard Jaden Horton led the Links in scoring with 13.  Junior Morgan Perry III followed with 9.

The Spartans are back at home on Friday, January 26 at 7:30 against Papillion-LaVista.

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Chelsie Caulfield, Editor-in-Chief

Chelsie Caulfield is a senior at East and a third year Oracle staff member. As editor-in- chief, Chelsie is excited to continue her work in writing for the sports section, but also facing new challenges, such as managing writers on staff. Chelsie is a huge sports fan. In particular, she loves the Ohio State Buckeyes. She plans to attend Ohio State after graduation to major in either sports marketing or sports management. Her favorite food is pizza and she loves the movie The Blindside. Chelsie comes from an athletic family, as her dad played college sports. In addition to writing for the Oracle, Chelsie plays volleyball for East.

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