The Seward County women’s basketball team came to the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena ranked #9 in the nation Saturday night to take on Pratt Community College. They Lady Saints went home having done nothing to tarnish their halos, as they defeated the Lady Beavers rather easily, 90-68.
The Seward County women’s basketball team came to the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena ranked #9 in the nation Saturday night to take on Pratt Community College. They Lady Saints went home having done nothing to tarnish their halos, as they defeated the Lady Beavers rather easily, 90-68. The Saints established a lead early and never looked back. By the media time-out of the first half, Seward had a double-digit lead, 26-16. Taking advantage of their quickness, they were able to force numerous Beavers turnovers and collect several steals, leading to a potent transition game which provided them with many easy scoring opportunities. In the first half alone, Seward posted 22 points off Pratt turnovers. They also outrebounded the Lady Beavers 24-18. Taking advantage of some sharp interior passing, the Saints were able to exploit holes in the PCC zone, and convert some easy looks. Pratt, meanwhile, had trouble getting much going in the first half against the athletic Saints. Seward seemed to anticipate the Beavers moves and at times seemed to be camped in the Beavers’ passing lanes. Pratt played much better in the second half, only getting outscored 42-41 following intermission. The teams played even-up after halftime. At the media time-out, Pratt was down 68-49, having cut 2 points off the deficit. When play resumed, PCC made a nice little run keyed by Sherry Calhoun off the bench. At 8:36 Pratt had reduced the margin to 68-56, but that was as close as they would get. Seward outscored the Lady Beavers down the stretch 22-11 to emerge with the 90-68 victory. The Beavers had 3 in double-figures for the game. Tatiana Grant led with 27. Elle Stein had 11 and Kari Devlin added 10. Sherry Calhoun collected 9 boards to go with her 9 points to lead the Lady Beavers on the glass. With the loss, the PCC women fall to 2-5 in the Jayhawk West (15-8 overall). The Lady Beavers will travel Wednesday to take on Cloud County as they start their second time through the conference schedule PCCW 27 41 68 Seward 48 42 90 Dedrick 5, Kari Devlin 10, Tatiana Grant 27, Pendry 4, Pena 2, Calhoun 9, Elle Stein 11