While the Seward County Lady Saints start to their non-conference final Saturday night in the Greenhouse against Northwest Kansas Tech was less than ideal, their finish certainly made up for it as Seward used a 49 point second half to blowout the Mavericks 86-48 to finish their non-conference schedule 15-1.
What seemed like a formality of a game against 2-15 Northwest Tech Saturday night, the 14-1 Seward County Lady Saints struggled early on against the Mavericks, scoring just four points in the first five minutes of the game to fall behind 5-4 following another 90+ point effort Friday night against Connors State. The Lady Saints actually trailed for the first 10:15 of the game before a jumper from Kyndal Davis put them up 13-12 with 9:45 to go in the first half. Seward turned things up a notch on the Mavs from there, outscoring them 25-12 in the final 10 minutes of the period to take a 37-21 lead into the half.
The second half was much better for the gals in green who wasted no time in blowing the game wide open as the second half got underway. Seward went up 53-31 with under 14:00 to go and extended upon that lead as time wound down in the contest before going on to win 86-48.
Shanise Brooks continued a big weekend with 17 points and 8 rebounds, finishing the Conestoga Classic averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds per game in two Seward wins. Payton Fleming put in a big effort off the Lady Saints bench, scoring a season high 14 points and leading Seward with 11 rebounds in her second double-double of the season. Korina Chapman added 14 points for Seward and Brianna Scott and Kyndal Davis combined for 22 for the Lady Saints. Seward forced 37 Northwest Tech turnovers and finished the game with 22 more field goal attempts than the Mavs.
Seward improves to 15-1 on the season while the Mavericks fall to 2-16. The Lady Saints will now turn their sights to Jayhawk West Conference action where they kick off their conference schedule next Saturday night in a rivalry matchup in the Perryman Center in Garden City against the Lady Busters at 5:30.
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