Monday, 30 November 2015
Login |  Register 
***BREAKING NEWS***    No School at Meade and Plains/Kismet and 2 hours late at Moscow, Hugoton, Elkhart, Rolla, Stanton County, and booker    ***
Find Products or Services in your local community
Low  20°
High 35°
Low  23°
High 42°
Low  20°
High 42°
Low  22°
High 47°
Low  30°
High 51°
Low  26°
High 50°
Low  25°
High 43°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 32°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Seward Clobbers Cowley in Region 6 Tournament

While we have come accustom to watching classic Seward County vs. Cowley matchups late in Region VI Tournament's over the past few years, we certainly haven't seen the two teams go head to head early in any of the March tournaments.  But, with the Saints winning the Jayhawk West for a record fourth straight season and the Tigers coming out on the wrong end of a four way tie in the Jayhawk East standings, the date was set as Cowley game knocking on the Greenhouse doors Saturday in the Region VI First Round.  The Saints were less than welcoming to their familiar foes, taking a 40-16 lead into the half before blowing the Tigers out of the water in the second half, coming away with a 82-39 laugher of a win to once again advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament.

Shock number one of the night came when active rosters were entered into the book pregame without the names of Cowley's two leading scorers NaQuavious King and Earl Bryant.  It was a bad sign of things to come for the Tigers who came to Liberal looking for an upset win over the Saints.  After Cowley scored the first two points of the game, Seward went on a 10-0 run, thanks in part to three's from Niem Stevenson and Malcolm Hill-Bey to take an early 10-2 lead.  The Tigers didn't get their first field goal of the game until the 6:30 mark, but by then the Saints were already cruising.  Two more three's from Stevenson and Secean Johnson put the Saints up  16-5 and back to back dunks ignited the Greenhouse and had Seward on top 23-5 with 8:16 to go in the first half.  Cowley continued to sputter on offense, taking until the 12 minute mark to get their second field goal of the half against a suffocating Saints defensive attack.  Another three from Stevenson opened Seward's lead to 32-12 with 3:51 to go in the half and a three point play by big man Raoul Mentor put Seward up 40-14 in the closing moments of the half.  Seward went to the break on top 40-16 after a late tip in by the Tigers as time expired in the half.

Seward shot 55% in the half while holding Cowley to just 19% shooting in the first 20 minutes.  Stevenson led the Saints with 17 points at the break, outscoring the Tigers by himself in the half.  Cowley had just three different players score in the half while Seward saw six different players on the board.

The Tigers showed their only life of the night early in the second half, but that was short lived however.  Seward continued to hold their 24 point lead five minutes into the half and extended upon it as Hill-Bey heated up with an elbow jumper to make it a 53-28 game.  Seward found their groove once again and after a floater from Bridgeforth and another silky smooth finish from Hill-Bey, the Saints were on top 66-30 with 8:20 remaining.  The Saints took a 40 point lead as Quentin Purtue connected with a cutting Hill-Bey with 4:30 remaining and Seward would put it in cruise control to the finish line, hammering the Cowley Tigers 82-39 to knock them out of the Region VI Tournament for the 5th time in the past 6 season.

The Saints blistered the nets for 71% shooting in the second half to finish the night at 62% from the floor.  Cowley shot just 28% in the game and were only 1 for 11 from three point land in the loss.  Stevenson led all scorers with 26 points in the Seward victory while Hill-Bey pitched in 19, 15 of those coming in the second half.

Seward improves to 22-9 on the year while Cowley ends a disappointing 2014 at 15-16.  The Saints will now turn their attention to Neosho County, their second round opponent.  The Saints and Panthers will lock up at 7:00 Thursday night at Koch Arena in Wichita with a trip to the Region VI Final Four on the line.


Roy Allen

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.

Saints Soar Past Comets
Saints Fight Past Frank Phillips
Saints Shock South Plains at the Buzzer
Seward Men Improve to 6-0
Saints Slip by Sunrise in Overtime
Saints Cruise Over Peterson Air Force Base
Seward Rally Too Little and Too Late in Hutchinson
Sims 33 Not Enough for Saints in Butler Loss
Saints Close Out Cloud
Saints Can't Slow Down Beavers
Click Here For All Stories

Liberal Police Dept. Implements Emergency Reporting
National Beef Announces Schedule Change
Governor Sam Brownback declares “Week of Reconciliation”
Liberal Runners Compete at Nationals in Kentucky
SCCC/ATS Announces Thanksgiving Hours
Seward's Keller Signs at Wichita State  
OTLR To Host Holiday Tour Of Homes
Giving Tuesday Set For Dec. 1st
City Commission Meets, Approves Crack Sealing Bid
No School at Meade and Plains/Kismet and 2 hours late at Moscow, Hugoton, Elkhart, Rolla, Stanton County, and booker
Click Here For All Stories

Seward's Stevenson is NJCAA Player of the Week
Saints Soar Past Comets
4.7 Earthquake Hits Oklahoma, Kansas
Butler at Seward Postponed
No School at Meade and Plains/Kismet and 2 hours late at Moscow, Hugoton, Elkhart, Rolla, Stanton County, and booker
Liberal Police Dept. Implements Emergency Reporting
Saints Roll Over JV Team in Garden City
National Beef Announces Schedule Change
No Saints Broadcast Friday But Back on Saturday
OTLR To Host Holiday Tour Of Homes
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 Emergency Alert Hanbook

©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