The Saints struggles defensively continued Saturday as Highland shot 60 percent from the field and beat Seward 96-90 Saturday at the Perryman Center in Garden City. The loss prompted a practice session back in Liberal Saturday night. Seward trailed 47-44 at the half and trailed most of the second half although they led briefly 86-85 with 1:55 to play. Highland was 16-24 for 67 percent shooting in the second half. Seward head coach Bryan Zollinger says the Scotties deserved the win. "They played harder than we did. They executed better than we did and they hit shots," Zollinger said. "Right now our team is in a funk. We're not listening. We're not playing hard enough. We have a lot of work to do."
Marky Nolen scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss. Jeremy Jones added 24. Rafriel Guthrie added 19. Seward is 3-1 and hosts the OPSU JV Friday and Labette Saturday at 8 p.m. both nights for the Billy's/Days Inn Classic in the Green House. The games will air on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.