Saints soar past Cloud, 66-53
Monday, 14 January 2013 11:30
By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
Seward’s shooting continued to improve Saturday in a 66-53 road win over Cloud.
The Saints made 44 percent of their shots in the win, and the defense continued to make shooting difficult, holding Cloud to just 29 percent from the field.
Seward jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
By halftime, the Saints had only allowed 18 points while scoring 27 of their own.
Cloud only made six of 29 attempts in the first half.
The Saints made 11 of 29 attempts.
The Thunderbirds had their chances. They had 15 second-chance shots to Seward’s seven, and Cloud out-rebounded the Saints in the game 43-38.
But Seward shot a blistering 50 percent in the second half including three of six three-point shots.
Cloud used the three-point shot to try and stay close, making 6 of 11 long-range bombs in the second half, but Seward built a 19-point lead in the second half, and Cloud never made a serious threat.
Kaheem Ransom led the Saints with 19 points and eight rebounds. He also led the Saints with five assists.
Jerry Cobb reached double digits, scoring 11 points. Malcolm Hill-Bey also had 11.
Edson Avila scored nine points.
Seward (12-6, 3-1) will not play Wednesday after playing four games in eight days and will return to the Green House Saturday to host Dodge City (9-9, 1-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m., and admission is free courtesy The Dock at Billy’s.