As the six o'clock hour was approaching, the Seneca gym began to fill up with Norsemen fans. After the ball was tossed up, the Norsemen started up right where they left off. Full-court pressure, jumping every pass, and firing away on the offensive end.
When the first eight minutes were completed, the Norsemen had a 13 point lead. Several steals, layups, and long bombs from downtown had the Newark team up 33-22 at halftime.
Coach Rick Tollefson must have had quite a conversation in the locker room as the Norsemen took their game to another level altogether, allowing only 14 total points in the second half.
"We played tough tonight," commented Tollefson. "This is going to be an interesting year." Tollefson's boys were able to score 36 more points in the game to get them a second victory, 69-36.
Dylan Patrick (Sr) had another great night, earning the SportClips Player of the Game for the second evening in a row. Patrick had 20 points, 8 steals, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds. Corey Jacobson (Jr) dropped 16 points in the game. He grabbed 8 boards, 3 steals, 2 assists, and deflected the ball 9 different times for the winning team. Brett Myre continued his shooting ways by hitting a pair of long balls and several free throws, to score 11 points this evening. Connor Swanson (Jr) and Beau Brown (Jr) both had 10 points. Swanson had 5 boards, 4 steals, and an assist. Brown, who earned the Central Limestone Rock Solid Player of the Game, had a double-double by grabbing 10 boards with 8 of them coming on the offensive end. Brown snagged 3 steals and tossed 2 dimes for good measure.
The Newark Norsemen are now 2-0 and will take on Reed Custer on Friday night at 6:00 PM for the final game of pool play.
Phil Chapman is an avid basketball fan that has served as the voice of the Newark Norsemen over the last three seasons. Phil will be broadcasting the games at the Plano Christmas Classic