By Lee Stubblefield
After opening the season with a 46-33 victory over Ash Grove in first round action at the Strafford Tournament on Monday night, the Southwest Trojans split games with Strafford and Springfield Catholic to claim the third place hardware on Saturday.
The Trojans trailed 32-23 at half against the host Indians on Thursday night and wound up on the short end of a 68-59 score. Senior Tyler Ferguson led Southwest in scoring with 14.
But against Springfield Catholic on Saturday, the Trojans regained their swagger with a 69-58 victory. Josh Cutberth and Skylar Knoll each scored 16 points as the Trojans scored from both the paint and perimeter. Jordan Epling reached double figures with 10.
Southwest will host McAuley Catholic on Friday night at the school gymnasium in Washburn.