The Sandusky Blues Streaks visited the Sailors Tuesday night and late fourth quarter surge saw the Blue Streaks knock off the Sailors 64-53 in SBC action.
The Sailors were off and running from opening tip as they opened up with the first five points of the night but the Blue Streaks answered back with seven straight of their own. Once each team settled in, neither teams lead grew to more than three points, and Sandusky held the 18-15 advantage after one.
The Sailors briefly took a lead on some hot shooting in the second quarter but once again the Blue Streaks answered right back pushing their lead to six midway through the quarter. The Sailors put a quick end to the Blue Streaks growing momentum when they buried a three ball to cut the lead in half, but the Blue Streaks still held on to the 33-30 advantage at the half.
The Blue Streaks began to build the momentum early in the second half as they managed opened up a quick seven point lead on the Sailors. The Sailors found a way to keep in reach of the Blue Streaks despite trailing nearly by double figures throughout the early goings in the third. The Sailors found another gear and grabbed all the momentum heading to the fourth as they erased a nine point Blue Streak lead to trail 49-47 after three.
The Sailors momentum continued through the majority of the fourth. They built up a 56-51 lead and held the Blue Streaks in check. Then the Blue Streaks got hot, they closed out the game with a 13-0 run to put away the Sailors. The Sailors had many looks at the basket but just couldn’t find the bottom of the basket down the stretch. As the Blue Streaks held on for the 64-56 conference win.
Matt Saegert led the Sailors with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Ben Rini notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Zach Jones connected on three long balls en route to 11 points. Jack Wells reached double figures with 10 points and 3 assists. Donevan Lewis netted 3 points but grabbed 9 rebounds. Ethan Young finished with 3 points and Justin Wagner rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
The Sailors fall back to .500 at 5-5 (1-4 SBC Lake). They return to action Saturday night when they take on the Perkins Pirates in SBC action.