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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team dropped their third consecutive road game in the Jayhawk West Conference on Sunday at Pratt Community College in the Beaver Dome. The Saints fell to the Beavers 88-84, after allowing Pratt to shoot 56 percent (20-for-36) from the field in the first-half. Seward County played well in the second period out-scoring the Beavers 46-40, despite trailing by as many as 18 points. Seward County stayed in the game shooting a season-high 90 percent from the free-throw line (35-for-39). The Beavers and Saints were balanced in scoring with each team having six players score in double-figure. Seward drops to 12-8 overall and 3-4 in Jayhawk West Conference competition. The win moves Pratt ahead of the Saints in the conference standings improving to 17-4 overall and 4-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College womenís basketball team won their 21st consecutive game this season in a 100-63 victory over Pratt Community College in the Beaver Dome in Pratt, Kan. Seward County outscored Pratt 53-23 in the second-half, and had six players score in double-figures. Freshman Chontaye Walter scored a career-high 27 points (12-for-16 field goals) and recorded a game-high nine assists for Seward County. The No. 3 first-place Lady Saints outscored Pratt 43-4 in points off turnovers, and improves to 21-0 overall and 7-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. The seventh-place Lady Beavers fall to 4-17 overall and 1-6 in the Jayhawk West.

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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team used a second-half comeback to defeat Cloud County Community College 65-61, on Saturday night at the Green House in Liberal. Cloud County led at halftime 33-28, and built a second-half lead as big as nine points before the Saints pulled ahead with 1:30 remaining in the game. Seward County used clutch free-throw shooting to stay in the game, and pulled ahead on a Theron Wilson dunk to improve their overall record to 12-7 and 3-3 in the Jayhawk West. Cloud County drops their third consecutive game and falls to 14-6 overall and 2-4 in league play.

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In a nationally-ranked showdown, the No. 3 Seward County Community College womenís basketball team defeated No. 4 Cloud County Community College 82-67, on Saturday night at the Green House in Liberal. The Lady Saints outscored Cloud County 45-32 in the second-half, and forced Cloud to commit 25 turnovers on their way to extending their perfect record to 20-0 overall this season. Sophomore Taushelle Rushing had a big night for Seward County with 22 points and eight steals, and freshman Tegan Cunningham also played well with a team-high 23 points and 10 rebounds. The first-place Lady Saints remain perfect at 6-0 in Jayhawk West competition. The Lady T-Birds suffer their second loss of the season and drop to 16-2 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team suffered their worst loss this season in a 64-43 loss at home against Garden City Community College on Wednesday night at the Green House. Seward was held scoreless during the opening three minutes of the game, and the SCCC offense was never able to recover as Garden City held the Saints to 25 percent shooting for the game, and a miniscule 13 percent shooting (4-for-30) from three-point territory. It was the lowest Saints point total in their last 101 games, dating back to a non-conference 60-40 loss at Cowley County Community College in 2003. Seward County drops to 11-7 overall and 2-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Garden City improves to 4-15 overall and 4-2 in conference competition.

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It was a game between the first-place Seward County Community College womenís basketball team against the eighth-place Garden City Community College Lady Broncbusters, but early in the game you wouldnít have known it. The No. 3 Lady Saints were eventually able to run away with a blow-out victory over Garden City, 96-51 on Wednesday night at the Green House. Garden City led 17-13 after the opening 8:30 of the game, but then the nationally ranked Lady Saints came to life. Seward County completely shut down Garden City in the second-half as they improve their undefeated record to 19-0 overall and 5-0 in the Jayhawk West. Garden City falls to 1-17 overall and 0-6 in the conference.

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The Seward County Community College menís and womenís basketball teams will play Jayhawk West Conference games at the Green House on Wednesday, Jan. 24, against Garden City Community College. The No. 3 Lady Saints will host the Lady Broncbusters at 6 p.m., and the Saints will welcome the Broncbusters at 8 p.m.

FREE tickets for Wednesday nightís game sponsored by Wendyís will be available this week at the Liberal Wendyís location.
This Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Seward County Community College womenís basketball game will be Ilda Chambe Night at the Green House. Chambe, a 6-foot-2-inch sophomore post-player from Maputo, Mozambique, will be the featured sophomore player on 100 posters that will be given away FREE. Posters will be given away free to the first 100 fans through the east-gate starting at 5:15 p.m. The Saints and Lady Saints will be facing Garden City Community College Wednesday night at the Green House.

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The Seward County Community College basketball games against Cloud County Community College have been officially rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Green House in Liberal, Kan. The game was originally scheduled for last Saturday, but due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, the game will be played this Saturday at the Green House. The No. 3 Seward County Lady Saints will host the No. 4 Cloud County Lady Thunderbirds at 6 p.m. and the Saints and T-Birds will follow at 8 p.m. First National Bank is the buy-out sponsor, and all FNB locations have FREE tickets available for Saturday night.
The Seward County Community College menís and womenís basketball games against Cloud County Community College scheduled for Saturday night at the Green House have been postponed, due to in-climate weather and road conditions. The games have been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 29, at the Green House in Liberal, Kan. The No. 3 Lady Saints (18-0, 4-0) will take on the No. 4 Lady Thunderbirds (14-1, 2-1) at 6 p.m. with the Saints (11-6, 2-2) battling the Thunderbirds (14-3, 2-1) at 8 p.m.
It could have been considered turn-back-the-clock-night at the Green House on Wednesday night as Dale Reed and Randy Smithson had one last battle in a Jayhawk West Conference game. The Seward County Community College menís basketball team knocked off the Butler Grizzlies 68-56, in a match-up of two coaches who spent most of the 1980ís and 1990ís fighting for Jayhawk West supremacy. The Saints picked up the conference victory behind a 55 percent shooting effort in the second-half, and receiving scoring from every Saints player who entered the game.

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Just hours before tip-off Wednesday night, the Seward County Community College womenís basketball team learned they had moved up two more spots in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Top 25 poll to No. 3 in the nation. Wednesday night the Lady Saints took care of business on the court as well, with a 78-68 Jayhawk West Conference victory over a very competitive Butler Community College (15-4, 3-2) team that went down fighting in the Green House. Seward County did all the little things right including holding Butler to 35 percent shooting in the second-half, moving their undefeated overall record to 18-0 this season. Seward County also remains perfect in the Jayhawk West with a 4-0 conference record, and joins No. 1 South Plains College (18-0) and No. 9 Western Nebraska C.C. (16-0) as the only unbeaten teams in the country.

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The Seward County Community College menís and womenís basketball teams will play Jayhawk West Conference games at the Green House on Wednesday, Jan. 17, against Butler Community College. The No. 5 Lady Saints will host the Lady Grizzlies at 6 p.m., and the Saints will welcome the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.

FREE tickets for Saturday nightís game sponsored by McDonaldís will be available this week at both McDonaldís locations in Liberal.
This Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Seward County Community College womenís basketball game will be Alyson Snell Night at the Green House. Snell, a 5-foot-4-inch sophomore guard from Wichita, Kansas, will be the featured sophomore player on 100 posters that will be given away FREE. Posters will be given away free to the first 100 fans through the east-gate starting at 5:15 p.m. The Saints and Lady Saints will be facing Butler Community College Saturday night at the Green House.

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The Seward County Community College womenís basketball team defeated Barton County Community College 73-63, Monday night at the Barton County Gymnasium in Great Bend, Kan. In Barton Countyís last game played, they defeated No. 1 Cloud County C.C. in overtime at the Barton County Gym. The No. 5 nationally-ranked Lady Saints used a 46-point second-half effort to make sure that Barton wouldnít beat their second consecutive Top 5 team. After trailing by three points at halftime (27-30), Seward County outscored Barton County 46-33 in the second-half, to remain undefeated this season at 17-0 overall and 3-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Barton County falls to 15-3 overall and 3-1 in conference competition.

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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team held a 71-70 lead over Barton County Community College with 5:19 left in the game Monday night. The Cougars then went on a 16-9 run to finish the game, as the No. 12 Cougars knocked off the Saints 86-80 in Great Bend, Kan. Barton County outscored the Saints 42-14 in the paint, and shot 51 percent (30-for-51) from the field as they improve to 10-0 at home this season. Seward County falls to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in Jayhawk West, while the nationally-ranked Cougars improve to 16-1 overall and 3-1 in the Jayhawk West.

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Seward County Community College head cheerleading coach Scarlette Frydendall has announced the Saints Cheerleading squad will hold host the first-ever Saints Cheer Clinic, Saturday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Green House. The fee for the Cheer Clinic is $25, and is open to all kids 3-12 years of age.

The Cheer Clinic will include a free performance t-shirt and all participants will perform at half-time of the womenís basketball game on Feb. 3.

For more information, contact Scarlette Frydendall at (620) 624-2700.
The Seward County Community College volleyball team is hosting the first-ever SPA DAY, for a fundraiser that will benefit the 2007 SCCC volleyball team. Spa Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cosmetology Building at SCCC (northwest corner of campus). The fundraiser will included manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and door prizes (Arbonne, Avon and Mary Kay). This perfect Valentines Day gift is only $20 in advance for a ticket or $25 the day of the event.

For more information please contact Assistant Volleyball Coach, Alana Rowland, at (620) 629-2739, or alana.rowland@sccc.edu.
WHO: Seward County Community College at. No. 12 Barton County Community College
WHAT: NJCAA D-I Jayhawk West Conference Menís Basketball
WHERE: Barton County Gymnasium, Great Bend, KS
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007
RECORDS: No. 12 Barton County comes into tonightís game with a 2-1 in the Jayhawk West, 15-1 overall mark while Seward County is 10-5 and 1-1.
THE SERIES (since 03-04): Seward County leads *6-0
* (three wins due to forfeitures from 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 seasons.
THE COACHES: Craig Fletchall coaches Barton County, and in his second season he is 33-13 overall. Dave Brown continues his 11th season as head coach at Seward County (246-95).
ABOUT THE COUGARS: The No. 12 Cougars are red-hot, they have an overall record of 15-1, and picked up a home-court victory on Wednesday night over defending co-Jayhawk West Conference champion Cloud County, 62-61, in overtime. Freshman Blaine Clark played only nine minutes against Cloud County, but hit the most important jump shot of the game with 13 seconds on the clock to give the Cougars the victory on Wednesday night. Sophomore guard Omar Johnson leads the Cougars and is third in the Region VI in scoring (19.2 ppg.) and assists (6.1 apg.). Johnson has scored 19 points and 24 points in consecutive conference games against Dodge City and Cloud County respectively. Barton is tough down-low with 6-foot-9-inch Thiago Cordeiro (9.8 ppg., 8.8 rpg. and 4.1 bpg.) and 6-foot-4-inch Ivan Evans (15.9 ppg. and 8.8 rpg.).
ABOUT THE SAINTS: The Saints were idle on Wednesday, after picking up their biggest win of the season against then No. 19-ranked Hutchinson, and snapping a three game losing streak. Freshman Darko Cohadarevic led the Saints with 25 points, seven rebounds and five 3-pointers. Sophomore Michael Tyree hit 3-of-8 from downtown, with 19 points and three assists. Sophomore Theron Wilson is leading the Region VI in scoring (24.2 ppg.) and rebounding (11.8 rpg.) despite scoring 10 points with six rebounds against Hutchinson. Coach Dale Reed will continue to guide Seward County the next two games, while head coach Dave Brown continues to serve his four-game suspension due to an institutional disciplinary decision.
PROBABLE STARTERS: Barton County: Omar Johnson, 5-7, so., guard; Matt Green, 6-3, so., guard; Alex Pyle, 6-5, so., guard; Ivan Evans, 6-4, so., guard; Thiago Cordeiro, 6-9, so., forward. Seward County: Michael Tyree, 5-11, so., guard; Hank Harris, 5-11, so., guard; Theron Wilson, 6-5, so., forward; Darko Cohadarevic, 6-9, fr., forward; Bryson Hampton, 6-8, fr., forward.
WHO: No. 5 Seward County Community College at. Barton County Community College
WHAT: NJCAA D-I Jayhawk West Conference Womenís Basketball
WHERE: Barton County Gymnasium, Great Bend, KS
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007
RECORDS: Barton County comes into tonightís game with a 3-0 in the Jayhawk West, 15-2 overall mark while No. 5 Seward County is 16-0 and 2-0.
THE SERIES (since 03-04): Seward County leads 6-1
THE COACHES: Lane Lord coaches Barton County, and in his third season he is 65-20 overall. Toby Wynn continues his second season as head coach at Seward County (41-7).
ABOUT THE LADY COUGARS: Barton County enters Saturday night after picking up their biggest win of the season on their home-court Wednesday night over No. 1 nationally-ranked Cloud County, 96-93. Barton shot 63 percent from three-point range (5-for-8) in the second-half and used big offensive production from DePrice Taylor (27 points) and Andrea Barber (26 points) to defeat the previously unbeaten Lady T-Birds (13-1). Barber leads the Region VI in assists per game (5.5 apg.) and is the leading scorer for the Lady Cougars this season (14.6 ppg.). Barton has dropped five of their last six to Seward, but won the last meeting in Great Bend, 76-50. Barton County will have battle for Jayhawk West supremacy during the regular season, due to being placed on NJCAA probation and not being eligible for KJCCC West Title or Region VI competition.
ABOUT THE LADY SAINTS: The Lady Saints moved up two spots to No. 5 in the nation in the latest NJCAA Top 25 poll that was released on Wednesday. Last Saturday, Seward County defeated Hutchinson 54-37, limiting Hutch to 32 percent shooting from the field and causing 25 Lady Blue Dragon turnovers. Sophomore Taushelle Rushing continues to lead the nation in steals per game (5.9 spg.), and is one of seven Lady Saints who average double-figures in scoring. Seward leads the Region VI in six statistical team categories (scoring margin, assists, steals, turnover margin and assists/turnover ratio). Lady Saints second year head coach Toby Wynn (.854%) owns the highest winning percentage of any current head coach in the Jayhawk West. Wynn will be facing off against Lady Cougars head coach Lane Lord (.765%), who owns the second-highest winning percentage for an active head coach in the Jayhawk West.
PROBABLE STARTERS: Barton County: Andrea Barber, 5-5, so., guard; DePrice Taylor, 5-9, fr., guard; Ipek Turkyilmaz, 5-9, fr., guard; LaToya Jackson, 5-6, fr., guard; Inga Muciniece, 6-5, fr., forward/center. Seward County: Chontaye Walter, 5-8, fr., guard; Chelsea Blackshear, 5-8, so., guard; Taushelle Rushing, 5-8, so., guard; Tegan Cunningham, 6-1, fr., guard/forward; Jennifer Noel, 6-2, fr., forward/center.
The National Junior College Athletic Association announced today that the Seward County Community College womenís basketball team has moved up two spots in the NJCAA Top 25 poll to No. 5 in the nation. Seward County was ranked No. 7 in the previous poll on Dec. 13. After completing a perfect non-conference schedule and posting a 2-0 record in Jayhawk West Conference play the Lady Saints continue to climb in the national poll. Seward County joins three other womenís basketball programs (No. 1 Cloud County, No. 3 South Plains and No. 9 Western Nebraska) as the only undefeated teams in the nation.

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The 2006 Seward County Community College Athletic Department Academic Honor Roll report for the Fall 2006 semester has been released. A total of 122 student-athletes, cheerleaders and trainers averaged 15.82 hours passed with an average grade point average of 3.12 for the semester. A total of 78 student athletes made the honor roll with 12 student-athletes receiving a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team upset No. 19 Hutchinson Community College 79-68, Saturday night at the Green House. The Saints shot 64 percent from the floor in the second-half to put away the nationally-ranked Blue Dragons, who lost their conference opener, which was also their first road game of the season. Seward County was led by freshman Darko Cohadarevic, who scored a career-high 25 points in the Saints first conference victory this season. Seward County improves to 10-5 overall and 1-1 in the Jayhawk West, and No. 19 Hutchinson drops to 13-2 overall and 0-1 in the Jayhawk West.

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The Seward County Community College womenís basketball team held Hutchinson Community College scoreless during the opening eight minutes and 55 seconds of the game, en route to their 54-37 Jayhawk West Conference victory Saturday night at the Green House in Liberal. Seward County jumped out early to a 14-0 lead, and played strong defense as the No. 7 ranked team in the country improved to 16-0 overall this season and 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Hutchinson falls to 12-3 overall and 0-1 in their Jayhawk West Conference opener.

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