There was a buzz in the crowd Sunday at the Dodge City Civic Center. It was a who's who in college basketball coaching. Kansas State head coach Frank Martin, Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, Marquette coach Buzz Williams, UTSA coach Brooks Thompson, and others were watching Seward's Jeremy Jones amongst others. Seward also needs just one win to clinch the Jayhawk West Conference outright. But Dodge City has other ideas dominating Seward 93-75 Sunday afternoon. The Conqs (18-10, 8-7) shot 54 percent from the field and built a 22 point first half lead. Dodge led 31-10 and took a 52-32 lead into intermission. Seward cut that lead to five (57-52) in the second half but that's as close as they could come. Jeremy Jones scored 25 in the loss. Seward head coach Bryan Zollinger says his team has regressed. "We're going to get a share of the conference title, but we don't deserve it right now," Zollinger said. "We've regressed back to playing like we were in November. That's a sad statement when we worked that hard to overcome some adversity. Winning spoils you sometimes. Right now, nobody wants to listen and everybody wants to argue."
Seward drops their third game in the last five tries and falls to 22-6 overall and 10-4 in the Jayhawk West. They clinched at least a share of the conference after Garden City beat Cloud 80-70 Saturday night in Garden City. The Saints host the rival Broncbusters Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on B107.5 and kscbnews.net.
|Sun. Feb. 20
Dodge City def Seward County 93-75*
Sat. Feb. 19
Highland def Labette 87-62*
Kansas City KS def D2#14 Johnson Co. 91-66*
Brown Mackie def Hesston 80-78**
#11 Coffeyville def Neosho County 100-83*
Cowley def #25 Independence 74-71*
#23 Hutchinson def Colby 84-78*
Garden City def Cloud County 80-70*
Butler def Pratt 72-56*
Fort Scott def Allen County 63-54*