With K-State head coach Frank Martin in attendance Seward is 0-2 the past two years. The coach was in Colby to recruit SCCC point guard Jeremy Jones and maybe get a look at some the other Seward talent as well. This wasn't supposed to be about last place Colby. Colby played without a starter and their head coach Dustin Pfeifer was suspended for a second straight game after an altercation with officials last week. But Colby stepped up to the plate for the biggest upset in the KJCCC this year in a 70-63 Trojan win over Seward. The Saints led 19-8 but trailed at halftime 34-38. The Trojans (12-13, 3-8) led by as many as nine (37-28) in the second half and led for most of the half. The Saints grabbed a brief lead (57-56) on a Jeremy Jones dunk with 3:33 to play. But the lead was short lived. Seward had a chance to tie with 13 second left, but Marquez Patterson's guard three pointer hit the front of the rim. Marky Nolen than fouled a Colby player and was given two technical fouls for his language in front of the Colby bench. He was ejected from the game with seven second left to the delight of the Colby crowd. Seward head coach Bryan Zollinger couldn't have been more displeased with his team. "We came here with no energy, no effort, and no enthusiasm," Zollinger said after his first loss to Colby and Seward's first loss to the Trojans since 2006. "We watched them play the entire game. They kicked our butt in every phase of the game. We didn't deserve to win."
The Saints fall to 21-4 and missed a chance for their best start since 2003 when they were 22-3. They still lead the Jayhawk West by two games in the loss column over Cloud and Garden City (6-4) with a 9-2 Jayhawk West record. Seward plays at Pratt Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on B107.5 and kscbnews.net.
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Highland def Allen 73-62*
D2#14 Johnson County def Fort Scott 70-49*
Garden City def #8 Hutchinson 76-62*
Dodge City def Barton County 73-67* OT
Cloud County def Pratt 66-58*
Colby def #16 Seward County 70-63*
Hesston def Sterling College JV 68-64
Neosho County def Labette 93-69*
Cowley def Kansas City KS 73-61*