Seward loves to press, they love to run and jump, they love to score.  But to have a successful season, sometimes you have to learn to win in different ways.  That is the case for the KJCCC’s highest scoring team, the Seward Lady Saints.  Wednesday night, they won with defense. They won a grinding game 57-49 at Garden City Wednesday night in Conestoga Arena.  It was the second least amount of points SCCC has allowed this year.  They allowed 39 to Allen in the opener January 30.

Seward jumped ahead to a 9-4 lead before the Lady Busters rallied to lead 13-9 and 13-12 after one quarter.  Garden City took their biggest lead of 22-15 in the second quarter.  Seward’s 8-0 run gave the Lady Saints a 23-22 lead.  Seward led 32-28 at the half.  Seward led 37-30 in the third and led 41-36 after three.  The Lady Busters cut the lead to one at 41-40 early in the fourth quarter.  Seward’s 11-0 run gave them a 52-40 lead with 3:30 to play.  Seward led 55-42 with 2:50 to play.

The Lady Saints held Garden City to 32 percent shooting and forced 26 turnovers.  Seward shot 36 percent and was 10-24 from three point range.

Zhane Thompson hit four three pointers and scored 14.  Sierra Morrow had 14.

Seward wins their eighth straight at Garden City and stays in second place at 14-5.  Garden City is 10-9 and 9-9 in the Jayhawk West.  Seward hosts Colby Saturday night at 6 with Saints Shoot-around at 5:45 on 107.5 and