The #20 Seward County Saints beat #16 Midland 73-61 Friday night in the Green House. The Saints led by as many as 15 twice in the second half in route to the win. Seward led at halftime 39-28. The Saints forced 28 Chaparral turnovers and won despite shooting just 34 percent.
Kaheem Ransom led the Saints with 18 points and five rebounds. Edson Avila finished with 15 points while Briston White scored 13 and Jabari Peters scored 10 and grabbed six rebounds.
But it was the Seward defense which keyed the victory in front of 14 hundred fans in the Green House as the Chaps shot just 33 percent from the field. Both teams are 4-1. Midland faces Kingdom Prep, the team who handed Seward their only loss last weekend in Garden City, Saturday at 4 p.m. The Saints host the Colorado Kings who beat Seward's 31-7 team last year. Kingdom Prep topped the Kings 113-111 Friday afternoon. Tonight's 8 p.m. game will air on B107.5 and kscbnews.net.