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The season is only eight games old, but the Lady Saints might be on pace to be one of the highest scoring teams in school history.
For the third straight game, No. 19 Seward eclipsed the century mark, this time with a 116-69 win over Lamar at the Garden City Holiday Classic.
It was the fourth time Seward broke 100 points, and in the first eight games, the Lady Saints are averaging 92 points per game.
Shanise Brooks led the Lady Saints with a double-double, scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Freshman Briana Scott had her best game as a Lady Saint, scoring 24 points with an 11-for-15 performance.
Payton Fleming also scored a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Seward’s rebounding crushed Lamar. The Lady Saints had a 60-28 rebounding edge, but it was just one of many statistics the Lady Saints dominated.
Seward shot a blistering 66 percent to Lamar’s 29 percent.
And the Lady Saints did it without one three-point shot, not that they missed any. They didn’t attempt one long-range shot the entire game.
Alana Simon sparked the Lady Saints early with 12 points in the first seven minutes of the game that pushed Seward out to a 33-19 lead midway through the first half.
Seward continued to pour on the offense and led 61-39 at half.
The scoring did not let up in the second half.
Seward jumped out to a 30-point lead with 14 minutes to play, and with 4:30 left in the game, the Lady Saints hit 100.
Seward continued to score while disrupting the Lopes on defense. Lamar tried to keep fresh legs on the court by making wholesale substitutions, but it was the eight Lady Saints that were able to keep up the torrid pace for the dominating win.
Six of Seward’s eight players scored double figures. Joining Brooks (26) and Scott (24) were Fabiana Monte with 17, Simona and Kyndal Davis with 14 each, and Fleming with 12.
Seward (8-0) faced New Mexico Saturday afternoon.
EDITOR’S NOTE — Roy Allen contirbuted to this report.