By ROY ALLEN
Seward assistant athletic director
Coming off of nine days rest, the No. 19 Seward County Lady Saints put on an offensive clinic Monday night in Shawnee, Okla. as they defeated the Oklahoma Baptist JV 108-73 to improve to 3-0 on the year.
The Lady Saints offense was a bit slow getting started. After the first three minutes of play the two teams were tied at 6-6. Seward turned up the heat, and took a 31-24 lead midway through the first half.
Oklahoma Baptist kept pace with the gals in green, and it remained just an eight-point game at 45-37 with 3:30 to go in the half. Seward added 14 points in the final 3:30 to extend the lead to 14, 59-45 at the half.
The Lady Saints shot 56 percent from the field in the first half, and cashed in at the free throw line, going 20 of 24. The Lady Bison had a good offensive first half as well, shooting 48 percent from the field, and 50 percent from three point land.
Shanise Brooks led the way for Seward with a 20-point first half, while Brianna Scott chipped in with 14 points.
The Lady Saints did not let up once the second half of play began.
By the 10 minute mark of the half, Seward had eclipsed 80 points, but still, the Lady Saints couldn’t shake the Lady Bison. With eight minutes to go, the Lady Saints lead was down to just 10 at 81-71.
Seward went on a 20-3 run in the next six minutesto push the lead to 101-73 with two minutes remaining. Despite having the game well in hand, Seward’s defense toughened up in the final two minutes, holding Oklahoma Baptist without a point as they closed things out to win 108-73.
Seward shot 50 percent in the game, despite going just 1-of-12 from three point land. Brooks led the way for the Lady Saints, scoring a career high 34 points. Kyndal Davis put up 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Brianna Scott scored 19 for the Lady Saints, and Korina Chapman notched an 11 point, 14 rebound double-double.
The 19th ranked Lady Saints improve to 3-0 on the year, and will return home Friday and Saturday when they host the Billy’s/Days Inn Classic in the Greenhouse.
Seward will take on South Plains at 6 p.m. Friday, and Fort Carson at 6 p.m. Saturday. Free tickets courtesy of buyout sponsors Billy’s and Days Inn are available at Billy’s, Days Inn, Hutch’s, and KSCB.