Saints Win Opener in Overtime
Brock Kappelmann - November 2, 2019 1:31 am
LIBERAL, Kan. — The Saints basketball team rallied from a double-digit, second-half deficit to beat the Midland College Chaparrals, 74-70, in an overtime thriller in its regular-season opener on Friday at the Greenhouse in the Pizza Hut Classic.
Seward trailed as many as 13 in the second half before mounting a furious comeback culminated by Branton McCrary‘s three-pointer to tie the game for the Saints at 60 with 44 seconds left in regulation.
The teams traded baskets in overtime before the Chaps took the lead at 68-65 with two minutes remaining. Seward answered back with a triple by Sam Henderson to tie the game at 68 for Seward and took the lead on a Rostyslav Novitskyi basket, 70-68. Henderson sealed the victory with two free throws in the final seconds.
They will be back in action tomorrow night to face off against Eastern Oklahoma State College starting at 8 pm in the Greenhouse.