Smoky Valley dropped a close match up with SE of Saline Tuesday night in t he opener of the Sterling tournament. Tied at half 23 all. Tied after 3 at 37 all SE of Saline got key free throws making 7 of 9 to hold off the Vikings late charge. Cole Brumbaugh knocked down 2 triples in the last minute but Nick Reinerts running 3 with 4 seconds left would not go and the Trojans came away with a 55-51 victory. Ben Weldy Salina Ortho player of the game had 16 points 6 rebounds to lead the Vikings Reinert had 12 and Brumbaugh 9.
Vikings will face the Lyons Lions Wednesday afternoon.