In early January, Southeast went on the road to Heights and dropped their first game of the year, with the Falcons blowing them out 78-56.
Feb, 12, 2019; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League matchup between Wichita Heights and Wichita Southeast ©Kelly Ross
Since that game, the Golden Buffaloes have lost just once, a non-league game against Lawrence. That run has kept them in position to win the City League, and a win Tuesday would put them that much closer.
That win happened, a 72-64 win at home to put them just a win away from clinching the GWAL crown.
Jackie Johnson lead the way with 28 for Southeast, 10 of those coming in the fourth including a dagger of a three to extend the lead from 3 to 6 with under a minute to play.
Southeast tried to put the game away early, running up a 9 point lead through a quarter. But Heights never faded, getting the deficit to just four going to the break.
Southeast would get the lead back into double digits in the third quarter, but Heights kept chipping away at the lead. K'Vonte Baker hit a bucket at the third quarter buzzer to get the score to 56-49, then early in the fourth they kept the momentum going in getting it to a four point game.
But Johnson and Southeast were just too much, forcing a Falcons turnover with a minute to play in a one possession game, before the dagger of a three on the other end.
With just two games to play and a two game lead on Heights, Southeast is just a win over Kapaun Friday from winning the City League outright. Heights has now lost two of their last three, and will try to get a bounce back win against North Friday.