Seward's box in one is just what they needed to beat first place Butler Saturday night in the Green House. Butler's leading scorer at 19 a game Abby Fawcett scored two points thanks to coach Toby Wynn's stategy and his team's execution of the box in one defense. Seward upended Butler (16-6, 6-2)55-47 in overtime Saturday night in front of a packed Green House. "I credit our kids," Wynn said after improving to 12-0 against the Lady Grizzlies. "We tried to dare them to shoot three points shots and tried to totally take number 14 (Fawcett) out of the game. I thought Autumn Miller, Maddie Yanke and , Kayla Thomas did a great job of doing that to her and frustrating her all night. She only got three shots off and scored two points. So hats off to those kids. Everyone else in the box did a good job of staying back and forcing them to make shots."
The Lady Saints won despite shooting just 27 percent from the field. Mariah Lee scored 17 points and added eight rebounds. Ashlynn Knoll scored 10 points including the game tying three point play with 19 seconds remaining in regulation. The 6' freshman from Happy, Texas also had seven rebounds. Morgan Skomal added 10. Her two three pointers early in the second half helped Seward take their first lead and build the lead to nine 37-28. Seward trailed by nine four times in the first half and went 5-23 from the field as the Lady Grizzlies took a 22-20 lead into the locker room. Seward held Butler to 30 percent shooting and forced 24 turnovers. Seward is 15-7 overall and 5-3 in the Jayhawk West. Sewrad hosts another first place team Hutchinson Wednesday night at 6 p.m. on B107.5 and kscbnews.net.
Sun. Jan. 30
Garden City def Dodge City 78-49*
D2#2 Johnson County def Missouri Valley JV 97-38
Sat. Jan. 29
#7 Independence def Kansas City KS 54-50*
Coffeyville def Fort Scott 59-55*
Hesston lost to Southeast Nebraska 65-61
Cowley def Highland 89-56*
D2#2 Johnson County def Labette 71-61*
Barton County def Pratt 87-70*
Allen County def Neosho County 54-45*
Seward County def Butler 55-47* OT
#14 Hutchinson def Cloud County 66-58*