Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Login |  Register 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Low  23°
High 45°
Low  23°
High 48°
Low  26°
High 51°
Low  32°
High 57°
Low  28°
High 55°
Low  27°
High 48°
Low  28°
High 52°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 25°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
#3 Hutch Pulls Away from #9 Seward

For the second time this season the Seward County Lady Saints and Hutchinson Lady Blue Dragons locked up on the court in a game with first place in the Jayhawk West on the line. For the second time this season, both teams were ranked inside the NJCAA's top 10 at the time of the contest.  For the second time this season, Seward held a halftime lead on the favored Dragons.  And for the second time this season, it was Hutchinson coming out of the game with a win.  Seward was up by four at the half and by as many as seven in the second half, but on their home court, the Lady Dragons stormed back, downing Seward 81-71 in the Sports Arena Saturday night to remain perfect on the season while all but dashing the Lady Saints chances of a run at the 2014 Jayhawk West crown.

Seward got off to a great start in the highly anticipated battle between the Lady Saints and Lady Dragons. Alana Simon scored on each of the Lady Saints first two possessions to give the gals in green the early 4-0 lead and Seward remained up by four as Shanise Brooks and Brianna Scott scored later on after Hutch tied the game at 4.  However, an 8-0 run for the Lady Dragons erased the Seward lead and had Hutchinson on top 12-8 with 15:28 to go in the first half.  A big three by Scott broke the Dragons momentum and a finish with the left hand for Korina Chapman with 11:01 left in the half tied the game at 16.  Hutchinson retook a five point lead with 5:28 to go in the period, but the Lady Saints kept on plugging, cutting back into the Dragon advantage before Fabaina Monte tied the game at 30 for Seward with 3:16 to go in the half.  A Hutch free throw gave them the lead back but five straight points from Scott to close out the half gave Seward the lead and the momentum going into the locker rooms at the half with the Lady Saints in front 37-33.

It was a solid first half of basketball action which included eight lead changes and four tied scores.  Seward shot 65% in the half against the conferences best defense while Hutch shot just 38%, but the Lady Dragons killed Seward on the offensive glass, grabbing 8 offensive rebounds and turning them into 11 second chance points.  Scott led Seward with 10 first half points while Simon and Chapman combined for 15 for the Lady Saints.

Hutch was the first to score in the second half, but Scott started the half just where she left off the first, on fire, hitting a pull up three from the wing on the Lady Saints first trip down the floor to make it a five point game.  Scott scored again with under 18:00 to go and it looked like the Lady Saints were in prime position for the upset as they led 42-35.  After Hutch got back to within three, a huge three from Simon pushed the Seward lead back to six with 15:44 remaining. In the next 3:39 Seward not only saw their six point lead go up in smoke, but they also saw the Lady Dragons jump back in front by two, 53-51 with 12:05 left.  The teams traded baskets to the media timeout where Hutchinson continued to lead by two.  Out of the timeout the Lady Dragons scored four straight and we were back to the point where game one finished with Hutch on top 61-55.  A bucket on the inside by Chapman and a three from the sophomore drew the Lady Saints back to within one, but once again, Hutch had an answer for the Seward run, going on a 5-0 jolt of their own to stretch the lead back to six, 66-60.  The Lady Saints got the lead back down to three after a pair of Kyndal Davis free throws with 3:04 left to make it 70-67, but the Dragons answered again and Seward simply looked like they ran out of steam.  Hutch outscored Seward 11-4 down the stretch and the Lady Dragons kept their undefeated dreams alive, downing the Lady Saints 81-71 for their 96th consecutive win at the Sports Arena.

There were two main areas on the stat sheet that told the story of the game for Seward.  Hutchinson finished with 14 offensive rebounds which led to 16 second chance points and Seward turned it over 20 times, leading to 21 points for the Lady Dragons.  In those two areas, Hutchinson outscored Seward 37-18.

Simon paced Seward with 22 points, her second best output of the season while Scott stepped up with 19 and Chapman with 13.  Brooks finished with 7 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 blocked shots for Seward on the inside.  The first time the two teams played, Seward was killed by Jen'Von'Te Hill's career night, Saturday it was freshman Kalani Purcell doing the honors.  Purcell finished with 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists for the Lady Dragons in the victory.

The Lady Saints drop their 10th straight to Hutchinson, falling to 22-3 overall on the season and 7-2 in Jayhawk West action.  Hutchinson improves to 22-0 overall and 8-0 in conference play, all but wrapping up the Jayhawk West title for the fourth consecutive season.

Next up for the Lady Saints is a home date with Garden City on Wednesday.  The Lady Saints and Lady Busters will tip off at 6:00 with free tickets available courtesy of our buyout sponsor Billy's at their Village Plaza location as well as at Community Bank, KSCB, and North Hutch's.

#9 SEWARD COUNTY/#3 HUTCHINSON BOX SCORE<http://www.sewardsaints.com/sports/wbkb/2013-14/boxscores/20140208_udgy.xml>

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Seward's Bernard Signs at UTEP  
Grymek Leads Lady Saints Over Fort Carson
Galindo Shatters Records in Blowout Win
Seward Grinds Out Win Over Gillette
Four Lady Saints Sign to Four Year Schools  
Lady Saints Await Fate After Semifinal Loss
Hutch Women Too Much for Seward
Butler Puts Damper on Lady Saint Season
Lady Saints Blow Out Garden City
Lady Saints Savor Win at Cloud
Click Here For All Stories

SCCC/ATS Announces Thanksgiving Hours
Liberal Runners Compete at Nationals in Kentucky
Garden City Man Sentenced For Possession of 16,000 Child Porn Images
OTLR To Host Holiday Tour Of Homes
4.7 Earthquake Hits Oklahoma, Kansas
City Commission Meets, Approves Crack Sealing Bid
KHP Releases Thanksgiving Weekend Report
Rubio Joins Growing List For Kansas Caucus
Redskins Rank 10th in First KBCA Poll
Stepping Stone Shelter To Offer Thanksgiving Meal, Volunteer Oppotunities
Click Here For All Stories

KHP Releases Thanksgiving Weekend Report
Garden City Man Sentenced For Possession of 16,000 Child Porn Images
Seward's Stevenson is NJCAA Player of the Week
Saints Soar Past Comets
4.7 Earthquake Hits Oklahoma, Kansas
Butler at Seward Postponed
Saints Roll Over JV Team in Garden City
No Saints Broadcast Friday But Back on Saturday
OTLR To Host Holiday Tour Of Homes
City Commission Meets, Approves Crack Sealing Bid
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group