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Saints Shoot Blanks in Loss

Brock Kappelmann - January 11, 2022 6:31 am

Two things were true. Seward’s plan worked.  Seward couldn’t shoot.  Out manned without seven players due to suspension, the Saints had to try something different.  They elected to hold the ball and allow the shot clock to run down.  That worked as Seward held down a prolific scoring Dodge City team.  But Seward couldn’t shoot straight.  The Saints shot 21 percent (12-56) and made nine percent of their 3’s (3-32) in a 63-35 loss to #10 Dodge City Monday night at the Dodge City Activity Center.

Seward did not score for the first seven minutes of the game as the Conqs jumped to a 10-0 lead.  DC3 led 15-2.  But the Saints clawed back into the game and trailed 26-17 at the half.  But the plan was working.  The Saints cut the Conq lead to 33-26 but never drew any closer.  Dodge bolted ahead to a 48-30 lead and led 51-31.

The Saints held a Dodge City team averaging 87 points per game to 63.  Dodge shot 39 percent.  But Seward had a historically bad shooting night one of if not their worst scoring night in program history.

Seward is 7-10 overall and 4-7 in the Jayhawk.  Dodge city is 14-2 and 9-1 in the Jayhawk.  Seward plays at Coffeyville Wednesday night at 7 with Saints Shoot-around at 6:45 on 107.5 and kscbnews.net.

 

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