Knights Swept By Trojans
KSAL Sports - January 7, 2014 11:34 pm
Sacred Heart ended its season Saturday night in the 3A Marion substate championship game with a 46-36 loss to top-seeded and top-ranked Hesston.
The Sacred Heart Knights had a tough start to 2014 as they were blown out in two games Tuesday night at Southeast of Saline. The girls fell 52-34 and the boys lost 59-39.
In the girls game, the teams traded runs thoughout much of the contest. Southeast of Saline opened the game on a 10-0 run before Sacred Heart answered by scoring the next six points. The Lady Knights were within four points twice and trailed 12-8 after the first quarter. The Lady Trojans opened the second quarter with a 7-0 run to once again go ahead by double figures, but the Lady Knights answered with an 8-0 to cut the deficit to one possession with the score 19-16. Southeast of Saline responded with an 11-2 run to end the first half for a 30-18 lead.
Erica Montgomery scored eight of her game-high 20 points for the Lady Trojans as the score ballooned to as much as a 17-point lead and a 42-28 score after the third quarter. Southeast of Saline led by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter and went on for an 18-point win.
Cara Donley led Sacred Heart with 11 points and Tracie Thibault scored nine points. The Lady Knights fall to 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the NCAA league.
The boys game began with the teams trading baskets, but an early 8-0 run by the Trojans set the tone for what was to come. Leading 18-8 after the first quarter, Southeast of Saline took a 22-10 lead in the second quarter. Sacred Heart answered with a 13-3 run to cut the lead to two points, but that was as close as the score would get. The Trojans clung to a 28-25 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, both teams went cold shooting from the floor and a late basket by Brooks Brown was the only field goal for the Knights the entire quarter. Beginning the fourth quarter with a 38-28 lead, Southeast of Saline extended their lead to 15 points. Sacred Heart cut the deficit to as little as 47-36, but Southeast of Saline ended the game on a 12-3 to go on for a 20-point win.
Colton Von Lintel led Sacred Heart with eight points. The Knights fall to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the NCAA league.