Tinner Leads Seward Past Cloud
Brock Kappelmann - December 2, 2021 6:17 am
LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College picks up the home victory 90-80 over Cloud County Community College on Wednesday night. The Lady Saints improve to a 6-3 on the season and 4-1 in conference play. Seward County will host No. 25 Independence Community College in a battle of the top three in the KJCCC on Saturday, December 4th at 6 PM.
To start the game both teams struggled offensively as Seward County took the lead 5-4 after a D’Arrah Allen floater with 4:54 left in the quarter. The Lady Saints went into the 2nd quarter with a 15-14 lead after the Thunderbirds connected on a three at the buzzer. Seward County was able to get good shot opportunities but could not get the baskets to fall.
In the second quarter, the Thunderbirds claimed a 17-15 lead after a pair of free throws. With 5:53 left in the quarter, Cloud County kept their lead at 25-21 over the Lady Saints. Seward County responded with a 6-0 run to take the lead 29-25 over the Thunderbirds with 4:54 left in the quarter. Seward County closed out the quarter on a 19-6 run and took a 40-31 lead into halftime.
The Lady Saints came out of the break on a 6-2 run to extend their lead to 46-33 in the third quarter. Sierra Lynch knocked down a corner three to give Seward County a 52-43 lead with 5:49 remaining in the quarter. The Lady Saints took a 71-54 lead into the fourth quarter.
Seward County took their largest lead of the game 76-56 after a layup by Halima Salat with 8:33 left in the game. The Thunderbirds responded with a 13-2 run to cut the lead down to 78-69. The Lady Saints traded off baskets and free throws for the final four minutes of action as Seward County held on to a 90-80 victory.
Seward County will face the No. 25 Pirates in the Greenhouse on Saturday, December 4th at 6 PM with Saints Shoot-around at 5:45 on 107.5. Pizza Hut is the game sponsor.