Going into Fridayís game against 2-5 Johnson County, the #14 Seward County Lady Saints seemed to be a decisive favorite. As the old saying goes, thatís why they play the game. The Lady Cavs came out on fire against the Lady Saints, hitting 14 of their 27 first half shots including 5 of 11 three point tries. Facing a 37-26 halftime deficit, Seward County fans still felt that their Lady Saints would make a run and get back into the game. Unfortunately that never happened and the Lady Cavs extended their lead throughout the second half to come away with a shocking 81-54 win against the top 15 Lady Saints. Megan Lassley and Rachel Barnes were the only two Lady Saints to score more than 5 points in the game as Lassley connected on 3 of 6 three point tries en route to 15 points while Barnes chipped in for 10 on 4 of 9 shooting from the field.
With the upset of the weekend behind them, coach Toby Wynnís Lady Saints struggled in the first half against a solid Labette team that came into the weekend 5-2, but still managed to take a 1 point lead into the locker rooms at half. Whatever the halftime talk was seemed to work at Seward County connected on 54% of their second half shots and held the Lady Cardinals to just 8 second half buckets to run away with the win 76-58. In a major contrast to Fridayís loss, five Lady Saints found their way into double digit scoring led by Vannessa Simmons who had 19 points and 6 steals while Vaneza Junior had a career high 13 points in the win. Rachel Barnes dominated the glass for the Lady Saints ripping down a career high 12 rebounds to go along with her 12 points and 4 steals.
Seward County will take their 8-2 record into a must see Friday night matchup with #15 Northeastern at 6:00 in the Greenhouse before facing Labette for the second time in a week Saturday night in the Pizza Hut Classic. Free Tickets are available at both Liberal Pizza Hut locations and from the Seward County Athletic Department.