The Seward County Lady Saints Basketball team moved to 4-0 on the season this weekend with a pair of wins against University JV teams in Oklahoma. Thursday Seward easily handled NAIA powerhouse Oklahoma Baptist University’s JV squad 74-31 behind a career high 14 points from Liz Ginther. Seward jumped out to a 35-13 halftime lead on the Bison by going 14 for 32 from the field and holding OBU to just 4 first half field goals. The second half was much of the same as the Lady Saints hit 44% of their shots including 7 three-point baskets and allowed just 5 Bison shots to find the bottom of the net to sail to the 74-31 win. In the victory Megan Lassley went 6 for 12 from the floor, good for 13 points to go along with a team high 4 assists and 5 steals while Kendra Spresser also found her way into double digit scoring with 11. Although she didn’t score in the game Morgan Skomal gave Toby Wynn 25 solid minutes of work grabbing a career high 10 rebounds and Nadia Rosario chipped in 7 points and had a team high 11 rebounds on the night. Sumr Robinett went 3 for 4 from the field to score 9 points in the contest and matched those 9 points with a season high 9 rebounds for the game.
Friday night the Lady Saints traveled to Oklahoma City where they had a date with OCU’s JV squad at 6:00. Seward received their first test of the year against the Stars as OCU handled the Lady Saints in the first half and the gals in green found themselves down 37-34 at halftime, the first time they had trailed all year. Seward was lucky to be down just three however as they shot 29% from the field while OCU hit 14 of 33, good for 42% on the half. A stingier ‘d’ allowed just 11 2nd half field goals to the Stars while Seward knocked down 17 and hit 10 of 12 free throws down the stretch to come away with a four point win 80-76 when the final horn sounded. Four Lady Saints reached double figures in the ball game including a team high 15 from Vaneza Junior, 14 from Morgan Skomal and Rachel Barnes, and 13 from Megan Lassley for the second straight night. Lassley didn’t shoot extremely well from the floor in the game going just 1 for 8 but made 10 of 12 free throw attempts and dished out a team high 6 assists to help Seward to the win. One key to victory for Seward was a 45-34 rebounding margin including 17 on the offensive end led by Skomal’s 8 total boards and 7 each from Barnes and Sheila Washington.
The Lady Saints are now 4-0 on the season and should get tested a little bit more this weekend in the Billy’s/Days Inn Classic in the Greenhouse where they will take on high flying Clarendon Friday night at 6:00 followed by a matchup with Frank Phillips Saturday night at the same time. Free tickets for all games this weekend are available at Billy’s BBQ and the Dock, Jerry Harding’s State Farm Insurance, KSCB/The Legend, Pizza Hut, Days Inn, and Hutch’s.