Record Four Lady Saints Named All Region 6
KSCB News - March 27, 2015 6:23 am
After a very successful season that eventually ended in the Sweet 16 of the NJCAA National Tournament, the Seward County Lady Saints had a school record four players named to the NJCAA All-Region VI Team on Thursday. Kyndal Davis was a 1st Team selection for Seward while Tamara Seda was a 2nd Team pick and Brooklyn Artis and Axelle Bernard were Honorable Mention choices by the coaches.
Kyndal Davis was picked as part of an extremely talented 1st Team All-Region VI group. Davis led Seward with 14.4 points per game and was third on the team with 7.1 rebounds per contest. She showed up big when the Lady Saints needed her most at the end of the season, scoring 29 in a big Jayhawk West matchup with Butler, backing that up with another 29 point effort in the 1st round of the Region VI Tournament before scoring a career high 30 in the 1st round of the NJCAA National Tournament against Lake Region State. Davis was also a 1st Team All-Jayhawk West choice, a Region VI All-Tournament Team pick, and NJCAA National All-Tournament Team choice this season.
Tamara Seda was a 2nd Team All-Region VI pick by the coaches after a season in which she finished second on the Seward roster in points per game with 14.2 and led the Lady Saints at 9.8 per night. Unfortunately for Seda, a season ending knee injury during the Hutchinson game in late January caused her to miss the final 14 games of the season. Seda racked up eight double-doubles on the year in 20 games played, scoring a career high 30 points against South Plains early in the season and hauling in 18 rebounds in two separate games against Murray State and Colby this year.
Brooklyn Artis was the top Honorable Mention selection on the All-Region VI Team. Artis finished third on the team with 13.3 points per game this season while leading Seward with 3.1 assists per ballgame. She scored in double figures 22 times in 34 Seward games, including eight 20+ point efforts and a career high 34 point game in an overtime win against Weatherford early in the season. Artis was also a 2nd Team All-Jayhawk West pick and a member of the Region VI All-Tournament Team.
Last but most certainly not least was Axelle Bernard who was chosen as an Honorable Mention All-Region VI pick along with Artis. Barnard had a solid first season in Liberal for the Lady Saints, averaging 8.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Lady Saints. She scored in double figures 10 times on the year and had 10 or more rebounds 17 times, coupling them together for eight double-doubles in her freshman season. Bernard scored a career high 16 in each of Seward’s games with Dodge City and hauled in a career best and school record 21 rebounds in the Lady Saints Region VI Tournament 1st round win over Neosho County.
The four selections to the All-Region VI Team were more than any other school in the region. Four members on the team also set a school record, topping the 1997 Seward squad and the 2002 National Championship team which each had 3.