By TYLER HENRY
Salina Post contributor
The Southeast of Saline Trojans picked up their third straight win tonight with a 60-45 win over the Clay Center Tigers.
With this win, SES gets back to .500 at 4-4, while Clay Center falls to 1-5 on the year.
Southeast was propelled by a career night from Eli Sawyers, who dropped 23 points en route to a Trojan victory.
“When other guys are making good decisions and good passes that’s where Eli really flourishes,” SES head coach Bryson Flax said. “He played his best game in a Trojan uniform today.”
Those good passes allowed SES to get off to a lightning quick start, as they started the game on a 14-0 run.
“They did a really nice job moving the ball around, I thought at times we maybe overdid it but I would much rather have that than have us bring the ball down the floor, make one pass and shoot,” Flax said.
Southeast looked good defensively tonight as well, forcing the Tigers into 15 turnovers and moving the ball quickly in transition.
“I think one of the better things that we did early was hold them to one shot or force a turnover and then take off,” he said. “We looked really good in transition tonight.”
The Tigers got 17 points from Isaac Lee, but still came up short in their third straight loss.
The Trojans will have the rest of the week off before the Sterling Invitational where they will open with 3-0 Hutch Trinity on Monday.