Lady saints dismantle colby 85-34, lead west
Monday, 12 January 2009 17:42
Daily Leader photo/Earl Watt
Seward’s Karen Brown (4) and Megan Lassley (22) trap Colby’s Tasha
Wagoner Saturday night at the Greenhouse. Seward’s defense forced 21
turnovers i n an 85-34 romp over the Lady Trojans.
By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
Seward has been where the Colby Lady Trojans found themselves
Only seven Colby players suited up to play the Lady Saints.
The outcome, however, was very different.
Seward jumped all over the Lady Trojans and never let up, earning the
85-34 win over the shorthanded Lady Trojans.
Eleven Lady Saints scored in the rout.
“One thing that makes our team good is depth,” Seward coach Toby Wynn
said. “We get a lot of contributions from a lot of different girls.
When they get their time on the floor, they take advantage of the
opportunity. When we get scoring like that from everybody, it makes
us a better basketball team.”
Seward’s post players took control in the first half. Colby had no
player to match the size of Amanda Pierson or Nadia Rosario.
Seward was able to score at will, reeling off 43 in the first half.
But it was the defense that took its toll on the Lady Trojans. Seward
played its standard full court defense, and the result was an 11-
point first half for Colby.
Seward held the Lady Trojans to 17 percent shooting in the first
half. The Lady Trojans did not break into double digits on the
scoreboard until less than two minutes to play in the half.
Seward didn’t give Colby any easy attempts or free throws. Colby shot
five free throws for the entire game, and made just three of those.
Seward attempted 25 free throws, but only connected on nine of them.
Colby was able to get off more shots in the second half, but
continued to struggle at making any of them.
But the Lady Saints continued to show improved play inside.
The one drawback in the game may be an injury suffered by Rasario.
The post went down late in the first half and had to be helped to
the training room. She returned on crutches and with a knee brace.
“It’s hard to say right now,” Wynn said of Rasario's injury. “We will
see what the trainers say. “
Rosario was expected to get an MRI over the weekend.
Seward will host Pratt at 6 p.m. Wednesday before traveling to
Concordia to face No. 16 Cloud. Seward and Cloud are tied at 3-0 for
the lead in the Jayhawk West.