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KSAL Sports - March 7, 2014 12:13 am

The Sacred Heart Knights have made the play-offs for the fifth consecutive year with a 35-0 win at Moundridge.

The Sacred Heart Knights have made the play-offs for the fifth consecutive year with a 35-0 win at Moundridge.

In their third meeting this season, Sacred Heart defeated Southeast of Saline when it mattered most. The Knights advanced to Saturday’s 3A substate championship game at Marion with a 54-41 win.

Sacred Heart led nearly wire-to-wire in their substate victory Thursday night. Trailing 3-2 early in the game, the Knights went on a 6-0 run and never looked back. Sacred Heart led 19-9 after the first quarter and 34-15 at halftime.

The Knights built their biggest lead of 21 points early in the second half and were ahead 47-32 after three quarters. Southeast of Saline got as close as 11 points in the fourth quarter with the score 49-38, but Sacred Heart extended their lead once again and went on for a 13-point postseason win.

Brooks Brown led the Knights with 17 points and Jerod Toogood added 12 points. Easton Montgomery led the Trojans with 16 points.

Sacred Heart will face top-seeded and undefeated Hesston in Marion Saturday night with a trip to the 3A state tournament on the line. Pregame is at 7:20 and tipoff at 7:30 with coverage on Classic Hits 104.9.

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