Playing without suspended Marky Nolen, Seward needed players to step outside of their typical roles a little bit. Rafriel Guthrie did just that scoring a career high 32 points in Seward's 88-74 win at the Pratt Beaver Dome Thursday night. Guthrie says he knew he needed to be more agressive. "It's a good win because everyone is looking down on us because we lost to Colby," Guthrie said of the 70-63 loss to the Trojans Monday night. "With Marky out, we had to bring more aggression because Marky is a physical presence in the paint. We had to attack the rim and get their big men in foul trouble. It's a good win. Now we have to keep moving."
The Saints turned the ball over just 11 times and shot 48 percent from the field. Jeremy Jones scored 16 points with five assists with assistant coaches from Oklahoma and Houston looking on. Daveon Boardingham scored 10 points. Seward is 22-4 overall and 10-2 in the Jayhawk West. The ninth place Beavers fall to 12-13 overall and 3-8 in the Jayhawk West. The #13 first place Saints host second place Cloud Saturday night at 8 p.m. for homecoming. The game airs on B107.5 and kscbnews.net.
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Brown Mackie at Penn Valley MO 7:00
Johnson County def Cowley 73-66*
Butler def #15 Hutchinson 82-73*
Barton County def Garden City 70-66*
Allen County def #10 Coffeyville 85-75*
#16 Seward County def Pratt 88-74*