By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
Fabiana Monte and Rebekah Hatchard combined for seven three pointers Wednesday, and the success of the outside shot opened up the lane for the shorthanded Lady Saints in a 72-54 win.
Korina Chapman watched from the bench, and without the Lady Saints dominant post player, it appeared Pratt would be able to make Seward coach Toby Wynn’s night difficult.
But the perimeter shooters came through, and Shanise Brooks was abel to avoid foul trouble to counter Pratt’s inside game.
The inside-outside combination was just enough to keep the Lady Saints ahead of Prat in the first half, and a buzzer-beating three by Monte gave the Lady Saints a 38-32 lead at half.
Another Monte three with 15:14 to play gave the Lady Saints a 10-point lead, and Hatchard completed a 12-0 run with another deep ball with 13:10 to play that gave the Lady Saints a 51-34 advantage.
The Lady saints moved to cuts in the lane, and despite being outrebounded 44-28, the Lady Saints cruised to the 72-54 win.
Monte led the Lady Saints with 17 points. Hatchard added 16, Brooks had 15, and Payton Fleming added 10.