The Southeast Polk boys basketball team fell in a close game Jan. 18 when the Rams took on Des Moines Roosevelt. The Roughriders won 55-53.
Southeast Polk took a 14-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Roosevelt closed in at halftime, with the Rams maintaining a 25-24 lead at half.
The Rams pulled ahead 39-36 at the end of the third quarter, but a close final quarter between the two teams gave Roosevelt the lead at the end.
Southeast Polk finished the day with solid shooting and outrebounded the Roughriders 30-26, but the Rams struggled with turnovers. Roosevelt ended the game with 11 steals to Southeast Polk’s three and turned the Rams over 14 times.
Leading Southeast Polk in the loss were juniors Riley Edwards and Kaydn Proctor. Edwards had a strong day at the basket, putting up a team-high 28 points and adding two boards, two assists, a steal and a block.
Proctor had a good day on the boards, leading the team with 10 rebounds, including four offensive boards. He added six points to his stat line.
Sophomore Connor Moberly also played well for Southeast Polk, adding eight points for the Rams and coming down with six rebounds. Moberly also had two assists and a steal.
Southeast Polk will look to rebound against Dowling Catholic at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 21 at Dowling Catholic.
Girls basketball falls in tight game
The Southeast Polk girls basketball team fell in a close game as well. The Rams took on Des Moines Roosevelt on Jan. 18 and lost 53-50.
Roosevelt got out to a solid lead, going up 16-7 after the first quarter before Southeast Polk started closing the gap. The Rams took the score to 30-24 at halftime before bringing the score within one at the end of the third, with Roosevelt up 39-38.
The Roughriders pulled away just enough, however, in the fourth quarter to come away with the win in the end, bolstered by 13 offensive rebounds in the game for lots of second-chance opportunities.
The Rams had a good day at the basket, shooting 45.7 percent from the field, but they struggled from long range, shooting 21% from 3-point distance.
Leading Southeast Polk in the defeat was junior Brooklin Dailey and freshman Alyssa Bartlett. Dailey led the team with 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting while Bartlett followed with 10 points for the Rams.
Dailey and Bartlett also had six rebounds each, second-most on the team, while Bartlett led the team in assists with four and steals with three.
Leading the team in rebounds was junior Jacie Mitchell, who came down with seven boards. Mitchell also added seven points as well as three assists and three steals.
The Rams next take on Dowling Catholic at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 21 at Dowling Catholic High School.
This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Southeast Polk basketball teams swept by Roosevelt