Playing without injured 6'7" Daveon Boardingham and with 6'10" Rafael Giaimo and 6'5" Irvin Hollinger on the bench with foul trouble, the Saints were forced to play small ball Saturday night. The small lineup worked helping Seward to a 95-53 win over Labette Saturday night in the Green House. Seward head coach Bryan Zollinger says that second half lineup turned the pendulum the Saints way. "I thought the key thing that happened defensively was in the second half when we went to a small lineup and our tallest guy was 6'3" and we just said let's go press them and they (Labette) turned it over about 20 times in a row. We were going to win the game anyway but that's where it turned the real momentum."
Seward forced 35 Cardinal turnovers and shot 53 percent from the field. Marky Nolen poured in 18 and grabbed seven rebounds. Rafriel Guthrie added 17 while Jeremy Jones and Phil Hawkins added 12 and 11 points respectively.
Seward is 5-1 and faces Jayhawk East favorite Cowley Friday night at 5:30 in Dodge City on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net. Seward faces the New Creations Academy Saturday night at 5:30 in Dodge City on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.