The Seward County Saints trailed most of the second half but had just enough to get past the finish line with a 71-67 win over Butler Saturday night in front of a packed homecoming crowd. The Saints trailed 37-36 at halftime but won a nip and tuck game late. Kaheem Ransom's three pointer with 2:34 remaining gave the Saints a 64-63 lead. Briston White broke the tie with a driving layup with 1:23 remaining. The Saints led 68-67 with Leslee Smith at the line during the closing seconds. He made the first free throw and missed the second, but Ransom raced into the lane from outside the three point line for a put back layup to seal it for the Saints.
Seward's shooting saved them as the "Guys in Green" hit 56 percent of their shots and made eight of 16 three pointers. Ransom led the Saints with 18 points and five rebounds. Edson Avila added 15 while Jabari Peters dropped in 11. Seward wins their sixth straight and is 6-1 in the Jayhawk West and 15-6 overall. Seward trails #1 Hutchinson by one game. The Grizzlies fall to 16-5 overall and 4-3 in the Jayhawk West. Seward plays at Hutch Wednesday night at 7:30 on B107.5 and kscbnews.net.
Sun. Jan. 27
Dodge City def Garden City 69-62*
Sat. Jan. 26
Highland def York College JV 107-52
D2#8 Brown Mackie def D2#17 SE Neb 111-82
Cowley def Allen 70-64 OT*
Labette def Kansas City KS 68-50*
Neosho County def Johnson County 84-77 OT*
D1#RV Seward County def Butler 71-67*
D1#7 Coffeyville def Independence 77-71*
D1#19 Barton def Pratt 62-60 OT*
D1#1 Hutchinson def Cloud County 74-55*