Playing on a team that has five sophomores drawing Division 1 interest, it is hard as a freshman to garner a whole lot of attention. One way to do that is put up your first career double-double and that is exactly what Lady Saints freshman forward Sumr Robinett did Monday night in Seward’s makeup game win over struggling Colby.
Monday was one of those games where a coach talks about having to be ready for each and every game and overlooking no opponent. Overlooking them or not, the 17-1 Seward County Lady Saints came out of the gates flat against the 2-16 Lady Trojans and managed only a 10 point halftime lead even while limiting Colby to just 21% shooting from the floor in the first half. The Lady Saints picked it up in the second half while outscoring Colby by 14 by shooting 47% to come out on top 70-46 but the victory wasn’t a satisfying one for the Seward County coaching staff. “We have to play at the top of our game every single night if we want to get where we want to be at the end of the season” assistant coach Penny Jones said. “We came out tonight and played with little intensity and no sense of urgency. Thankfully we have a very talented group of players and we had some kids step up off the bench tonight to help us come away with a win” she continued.
Other than Rachel Barnes who had 22 points and 5 rebounds in the win, the Seward starters shot just 7 for 34 from the field and combined for 11 turnovers. A bright spot for the Lady Saints was their play from their bench who combined for 25 points and 19 rebounds in the victory. The aforementioned Sumr Robinett had the best game of her young career scoring 10 points on 5 of 7 shooting and ripping down a career high 12 rebounds. Fellow freshman Morgan Skomal also had a nice night for Seward, scoring 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting and finding her way to the glass for 6 rebounds. Liz Ginther knocked down a three pointer and a pair of free throws in her 18 minutes played and finished the game with 5 points and a team high 2 steals.
Though it wasn’t the prettiest win for the Lady Saints, the W still takes Seward to 18-1 on the season and a perfect 5-0 in Jayhawk West Conference play. They will now enjoy a well deserved five day break before locking up with Dodge City in the Civic Center in a rare Sunday afternoon tilt.