Nov 11 2008
Friday night in Leavenworth, the Seward County Saints played in their 2nd closest game of the season in the early going. Unfortunately for the St. Mary’s University JV team, the Saints average margin of victory this season is over 63 points, so their 119-60 loss to Seward County came in just a little better than par for the course. Seward County again had numerous players in double figures, a true sign of the depth of coach Bryan Zollinger’s team this season. Six Saints put up 10 or more points on the night including a game high 20 from freshman Marquez Patterson. 12 of 13 players scored, had a rebound, dished out an assist, and notched a steal in the game. The Saints tenacious defense forced another 40 turnovers against the Spires and coupled with 63% shooting, buried St. Mary’s early in the game. The Saints are now averaging 115 points a game and are shooting 63% as a team while holding their opponents to 37% shooting and just 51 points a game. They have created an amazing 180 turnovers in just four games and have out assisted their opposition 101-30. So far this season the Saints have been led on the offensive end by Latiq Agard who behind a blistering 79% shooting from the field, has put up 19.5 points a game while managing to rip down over six boards a game. Tony Smith has done a wonderful job of taking over from Wichita State signee Reggie Chamberlain at the point guard spot this season averaging 13.5 points a game to go along with his 9 assists per contest. Seward County will host Central Christian University as well as Independence Community College this weekend in the Wendy’s Classic, both days at 8:00 p.m.