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BOYS BASKETBALL: Southeastern shakes off a slow start to get past Grosse Pointe North, 55-37

   | Branden Hunter

BOYS BASKETBALL: Southeastern shakes off a slow start to get past Grosse Pointe North, 55-37

GROSSE POINTE - Southeastern head coach George Ward said he would have gotten fired had he went into the locker room at halftime. His team only led 16-14 and played some of his its worst half of basketball of the season, but managed to escape with the 55-37 victory.

"They didn't need to see me at all," he said. "I wasn't too happy with our play and they knew that.

"Mentally we weren't ready to play and it's nothing else to it. You have to be prepared mentally to play."

Grosse Pointe North (4-17) also played a part in how close the game was in the first half. The Norsemen didn't play their best offense, but holding the Jungaleers to 16 points in a half was quite an accomplishment.

"You have to give these guys their credit," Ward said. "They came out on their home floor and played with pride. The coaches did a good job and they played hard, so what are you going to do."

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