Feb 09, 2024

Trojans Trounce Republic County to Open Back-to-Back

Posted Feb 09, 2024 5:00 PM

Lead Sportswriter - Salina Post

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The Southeast of Saline basketball teams handled their business on Thursday in a pair of wallopings of the Republic County Buffaloes.

Girls Game: SE of Saline 56, Republic Co 34

The Lady Trojans jumped all over Republic County early and never looked back, leading 28-16 at the intermission and pulling away late.

With this win, Southeast moves to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in league play while the Lady Buffs fall to 0-16 and 0-6 respectively.

“This was about what we expected,” SES head coach Shauna Smith said. “There wasn’t much atmosphere with it being a Thursday and we knew this team was better than 0-15 but we took care of what we needed to do and they did a good job tonight.”

Two Lady Buffaloes reached double digits in the losing effort with Avery Stindt (14) and Kylie Stone (10) doing their best to match pace.

Meanwhile, nine different Lady Trojans scored in this game, led by Lexi Jacobson (16), and Brielle Ptacek, who dropped a new season high with 14 points.

Southeast will be right back at it on Friday when they host Minneapolis for a crucial league tilt.

Boys Game: SE of Saline 74 Republic Co 33

On the boy’s side, this game was even more of a rout as Southeast led 27-8 after a quarter, and 45-14 at the halftime break.

This result brings the Trojans back to .500 at 8-8 overall and 2-5 in league play while Republic County falls to 1-15 and 0-6 respectively.

Connor Martin did a good job of getting to the free-throw line, finishing with 18 points, but got just 15 points of support from the rest of his team combined.

Meanwhile, eight different Trojans notched at least one bucket, including four in double figures led by Brenton Leeds (14), Owen Bailey (12), and Daniel Kejr (10).

The Trojans will return to Gypsum on Friday to battle Minneapolis.