Saints Defense the Difference in Midland
Brock Kappelmann - November 15, 2019 10:00 pm
The Seward County Saints tossed at 2-2-1 match up zone press at the Midland Chaparrals Friday night. It worked. The Saints beat the Midland Chaparrals 59-48 Friday night at the Chaparral Center in Midland.
The Saints held Midland to 32 percent shooting and forced 20 turnovers. The Saints won despite Midland out rebounding the Saints 36-24.
The 24th ranked Saints led 26-17 at the half. SCCC built a 28-18 lead early in the second half before the Chaps went on a 15-2 run and the Saints offense sputtered. Midland led 33-30. Seward used a 15-1 run keyed by a pair of Kyle Cardaci three pointers. He hit a three to tie the game at 33 and a three pointer to lead 38-33. The Saints built a 45-34 lead with 8:56 to play.
Greg Johnson paced the Saints with 12 points, five rebounds, and four steals. Nika Metskhvarishvili had 11. Cardaci had 10.
The Saints are 4-0 and Midland is 3-3. The Saints play Odessa at 2 pm Saturday on 107.5 and kscbnews.net. Saints Shoot-around at 1:45.