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Bulldogs find just enough points

Southeast Raleigh found just enough offense to counter Durham Jordan’s plodding attack Wednesday night, advancing to a NCHSAA 4A girls basketball third round playoff game.

The Bulldogs, averaging 61.4 points a game this season, tied their season low point total for a game, but found a way to win. (Southeast also scored 39 points in a loss to Parkview (Ga.) in December.

Amber Richardson led the Bulldogs (23-2) with 17 points, while Tiffany McCarter added 13.

Southeast led just 17-16 at the half, but held the Falcons to 18 second-half points.

It was the Bulldogs’ second consecutive victory over a Durham school. They downed Northern Durham 61-38 in the opening round of the playoffs.

Southeast ran its win streak to 13 and within a game of another trip to the regional finals.