Southeast of Saline tops Osage City for 3A Final Four berth

Southeast of Saline Trojan #3 Drake Augustine dribbles around the defense of Osage City Indian...
Southeast of Saline Trojan #3 Drake Augustine dribbles around the defense of Osage City Indian #3 Jayce Brenner. The Southeast of Saline Trojans defeated the Osage City Indians 62-53 in the quaterfinal round of the Class 3A State Basketball Tournament held at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson, Kansas on March 9, 2022. (Photo: Joey Bahr, Bahr | (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.)
Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 12:00 AM CST
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The Southeast of Saline Trojans advance to the Class 3A Boys Semifinals after a dominant 62-53 victory over the Osage City Indians.

The fourth-seeded Trojans held the fifth-seed Indians to just 11 points in each of the first three quarters of the game. Osage City turned the ball over a total of 22 times in the game. They also shot 48.7% from the field making 19 of 39 field goals. The Indians only made one three-pointer before the fourth quarter.

With five minutes left in the game, Southeast of Saline held a 20-point lead, 58-38. Osage City would chip away at that lead, but only once the game was well in the hands of the Trojans.

Southeast of Saline shot 61.9% from the field making 26 of 42 field goals. They also made three of nine from behind the three-point line.

Eli Sawyers of Southeast of Saline led all scorers with 22 points. Luke Gebhardt added 13 points and Nkri Morrical-Palmer contributed 12.

Landon Boss led Osage City by scoring 19 points. Kaden Kirkpatrick added 14 points.

Southeast of Saline will meet Royal Valley Friday at 2:00 PM in the first semifinal of the day. Royal Valley defeated Girard 60-56 to continue their season.

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