Saint Turnovers Costly in Loss at Cloud
Brock Kappelmann - November 30, 2022 10:45 pm
The Seward County Saints committed 25 turnovers in a loss against one of the Jayhawk Conference’s best defensive teams Wednesday night. Seward traveled to Concordia and lost the Cloud 59-54 in Bryant Gymnasium.
The Saints got off to a decent start taking a 16-10 lead. But the Thunderbirds roared back to lead 33-26 at the half. Cloud took their biggest lead at 44-30 early in the second half. Mario Whitley sparked a Seward comeback with a three point play with 5:13 remaining to make it 51-47 T-Birds. Whitley’s baseline jumper made it 51-49. Wilson Dubinsky’s three pointer brought the Saints to within one at 55-54 with 1:15 remaining. But Seward did not score again.
The Thunderbirds got away with a 2-23 three point shooting night and still won out scoring SCCC 32-22 in the paint. Seward’s defense played much better holding Cloud to 38 percent shooting.
Whitley was the Epic Touch Player of the Game with 21 points. Wilson Dubinsky added 13.
The Saints drop a second straight at Cloud and fall to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the Jayhawk. Cloud is 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the Jayhawk. Seward plays at Independence Saturday at 4pm on B107.5.