Kenny Hernandez

LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College women’s basketball falls to Butler Community College 82-58 to fall to 3-1 overall and in the conference. The No. 16 Grizzlies outscored the Lady Saints in the final quarter 26-11 and extended their lead to game-high in the fourth quarter.

In the first quarter, the Lady Saints trailed 10-7 and were able to get beat the Lady Saints in transition for easy baskets. Seward battled back in the second quarter with a 12-5 run to start the quarter. Their three-point shots started to fall and helped them get back into the game. The Lady Saints were unable to take the lead tied at 30 all and Butler went on a 12-2 run to close out the second quarter and led 42-32.

With a quick offensive spurt by Seward in the third quarter, they were able to get the game back to just a five-point game at 47-42. The Lady Saints could not get past the 47 mark and the Grizzlies took advantage and went on a 9-0 run and led 65-47. In the fourth quarter, Seward’s offense was unable to get out of the shooting slump that led to the Grizzlies’ win.

The Lady Saints were led by Sydney Wetlaufer with 21 points and three rebounds. The second-leading scorer was Miyah Dubose with eight points, eight assists, and seven rebounds in her starting role.

Seward County will be back in action on Wednesday, February 17th in the Greenhouse to take on Cloud County Community College at 6 pm.