Saints rally in second half, fall short in OT, 94-92 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 January 2009 00:00

 By EARL WATT • Daily Leader

 

Cloud County’s Jemal Farmer made two free throws with four seconds to play in double overtime Saturday night in Concordia, and that proved to be the game-winner over the Seward County Saints, 94-92.

The Saints had to rally from an eight-point halftime deficit to force overtime, and Thijin Moses had to hit three consecutive free throws with 1 second remaining in the first overtime to force a second.

Seward jumped out to a 92-88 lead, but the Thunderbirds scored the final six points of the game.

Seward has played in four overtime games this season and is now 2-2 in those contests.

Antonio Smith led the Saints with 22 points, Drew Jones scored 20, Moses had 16, Jon Tassin scored 13, Marquez Patterson scored 11, and Marcus James had 10.

Seward continue to play without the services of Latiq Agard who was the team’s leading scorer prior to an injury suffered in the Jayhawk West opener against Hutchinson.

Seward is 2-3 since Agard’s injury. The team was 13-1 before Agard tweaked his ankle.

The Saints are idle this week and will travel to  Dodge City Sunday.

 

 

 
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