Saints hold off GC; Lady Saints fall
Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:57
Leader & Times staff report
GARDEN CITY — The 20th-ranked Seward County Saints improved to 18-3 overall and 6-1 in the Jayhawk West Conference with a 72-65 win over Garden City on Wednesday night in Garden City Community College’s Perryman Center.
Jeremy Jones — the KJCCC Player of the Week — led the Saints with 21 points and four assists, Daveon Boardingham scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards, and Marky Nolen had 13 points and 18 rebounds even though the Saints shot just 36 percent from the field for the game.
Rafriel Guthrie added nine points for Seward County.
The teams battled to a 30-all tie in the first half.
Chauncy Williams led Garden City (14-7, 3-4) with 25 points and Davon Thomas had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Saints will be back in the Greenhouse Saturday at 8 p.m. to face Butler.
• The Lady Saints were sitting comfortably ahead at 67-60 with more than four minutes to play Wednesday night against Garden City in the Perryman Center.
But the Lady Saints wouldn’t score again.
The Lady Saints collapsed and the Lady Busters of Garden City Community College ended the game on an 8-0 run to shock the Lady Saints 68-67 in Jayhawk West action.
The win was the first for Garden City over Seward County since 2003, breaking a 15-game skid against the Lady Saints.
The Lady Saints had overcome a 43-39 halftime deficit to take that 7-point lead late in the second half behind the play of Ashlynn Knoll and Mariah Lee, who combined for 37 points.
Hannah Rotolo was back on the floor for the Lady Saints after suffering an injury and missing several games. The sophomore from Liberal ended up with eight points and eight steals in her return.
Knoll led Seward with 19, Lee added 18, Autumn Miller 6, Morgan Skomal 5, Hanna Bognar and Mattie Yanke 4 each.
The Lady Saints (14-7 overall, 4-3 Jayhawk West) shot just 34.5 percent from the field in the second half.
First place Butler visits the Greenhouse Saturday at 6 p.m.