Saints Defense Turns the Tide with Cowley
Brock Kappelmann - December 12, 2021 8:38 am
After a porous defensive performance against Garden City on Wednesday, the Seward defense saved the game Saturday night in the Green House. Seward beat the defending Region 6 champion Cowley Tigers 66-56. The Saints held the Tigers to under 30 percent shooting.
It was a low scoring first half. The Saints led 13-6 early on and held the advantage for most of the first half. Cowley rallied and led 25-24 at the half. The Tigers led 28-24 early in the second half before SCCC grabbed a 33-31 lead and never trailed again. Seward led 41-35 with 13:41 to play and led 44-37, 50-42, and led 53-44 with 6:20 to play. That’s when the whistle turned on the Saints and Cowley got back in the game at the foul line. They pulled to within two at 53-51 with 5:56 to play. Wil Dubinsky drilled a clutch left corner three for a 56-51 lead. The Saints lead ballooned to 59-51 with 3:48 to go.
Seward shot 44 percent from the field which is above their season average of about 40 percent. SCCC made 12-33 three pointers for 36 percent. Seward held Cowley to 4-26 shooting from three. Seward won despite being out rebounded 39-30. Seward led in assists 16-4. Seward grabbed 12 steals to Cowley’s seven.
Seward wins their fourth straight at home with Cowley and leads the series 24-12 against the Tigers. Seward snaps a three game losing skid. Seward is 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the Jayhawk while Cowley falls to 6-7 and 2-5 in the KJCCC.
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