The Seward County Saints and Lady Saints each earned victories in day one of the Pizza Hut Classic on Friday night at the Green House.
The Saints had no problems with the Colorado Christian JV as they won 93-52. Colorado Christian only trailed by 13 at halftime due to hitting seven three pointers in the first half. Seward pulled away in the second half though shooting 83% from the floor and forcing thirty Colorado Christian turnovers in the game.
The Saints were led in scoring by Tony Smith who finished with 15 points. Marcus James and Latiq Agard each had 14, while Marky Nolen and Robert Sigala added 12. All but one Saint scored in the game.
Seward improved to 9-3 on the season and will play Labette Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Lady Saints had to rally to victory on Friday, but once they did they ended up winning comfortably in a 64-53 win over no. 25 Northeastern Colorado.
Seward trailed 29-26 at halftime. They also trailed by seven at two different times in the second half, but rallied back to outscore Northeastern 38-24 in the second half. Part of of Seward's success came in the second half when they forced a good portion of Northeastern's 29 turnovers for the game.
The Lady Saints were led by Rachel Barnes who finished with a double-double scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Barnes played 37 minutes. Next in line was Vaneza Junior who added 15 points, while Nadia Rosario had 12.
Seward shot just 37% for the game. Northeastern wasn't any better shooting 32%
No. 25 Northeastern dropped to 10-2, while the no. 12 Lady Saints improved to 11-0 on the season.
The Lady Saints will both host Labette on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Both Seward games will air on B107.5 KSCB and kscbnews.net.