Well it wasn’t as exciting as the first time these two met, but, the Seward County Lady Saints did come out with their 5th straight win in a 28 point victory against Garden City. Seward County took the lead from the start and never looked back taking it to the Lady ‘Busters to the tune of a 45-26 halftime lead. LaNell Taylor scorched the nets for three first half three pointers while Vaneza Junior continued her active play for Coach Toby Wynn with 10 points and 4 rebounds at the break. The Lady Saints dominated inside during the first 20 minutes of play missing just 5 shots inside the three-point arc in the entire first half. Playing against the Jayhawk West’s leading scorer Katie Novack, who scored 30 on the Lady Saints in the first meeting between these two, the Seward defense was on lock down, allowing just one shot from the sharpshooter in the first half. The second half brought much of the same as the Seward defense continued to stifle Novack and the Lady ‘Busters offense as Garden finished the game with 26 turnovers and just one point from their superstar guard. Rachel Barnes cinched up yet another double-double in the win scoring 14 points and ripping down 12 rebounds. However, it was sophomore night and nobody was going to steal LaNell Taylor’s spotlight as the sophomore guard dialed up 5 three pointers and 21 points in the win. Raegan Broadie and Amanda Pierson scored 9 points apiece while Broadie ripped down 8 rebounds as well. Vannessa Simmons grabbed 5 rebounds in her final regular season game at the Green House and Bailey Crandall was 2-2 shooting to finish with 4 points and 3 rebounds. “Downtown” Karen Brown as she has come to be known by the Seward faithful buried a second half three-pointer to send her night off with a smile. The Lady Saints improve to 24-5 with the win and 12-3 in Jayhawk West Conference Play. They will head to El Dorado to face Butler Saturday night before returning home for their home Region VI Playoff game on Tuesday, March 3rd likely against Neosho County or Kansas City Kansas. With a win Saturday night the Lady Saints will guarantee themselves at least 3rd place in the West and with a Hutchinson win over Cloud County, or a Cloud County win and a win in the coin flip tiebreaker, the Lady Saints would finish 2nd.