Personal and team history was made in the Greenhouse Saturday night as the Seward County Saints opened the 2013 Region VI Tournament against the Colby Trojans. The Saints won, to advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament for the 6th straight season under Head Coach Bryan Zollinger and in the process, sophomore guard Kaheem Ransom joined the elitist and most prestigious club in program history, eclipsing the 1,000 point mark to become 1 of just 10 players in school history to do so.

Ransom started off hot for Seward, scoring seven points in the first 4:15 of the game to get the Saints out to a 9-4 lead. A 7-0 Trojan run turned the tables on Seward as Colby grabbed their first lead of the game 11-9 three minutes later. Ransomís second three of the half gave the Saints the lead back and later on a three from Malcolm Hill-Bey pushed Seward ahead by five 23-18 with 7:58 remaining in the half. The Saints caught fire from that point on, scoring 19 of the next 23 points in the game to go up 42-22 following three consecutive three pointers from Jabari Peters. Seward went to the half up 46-29 after going 8 for 15 from the three point line in the first period and forcing 11 Colby turnovers.

Once again it was Ransom and Peters hot shooting that got the second half going and in the blink of an eye the Saints had a 24 point lead 58-34. Seward got complacent with the big lead and the Trojans took advantage to sneak back into the game. The Saints 24 point lead was trimmed to 13 midway through the half and with 6:00 to go it was just an 11 point game 72-61. The Trojans didnít get any closer than that in the final minutes of the game and the Saints stretched their lead to 16 as the game was winding down, but Colby fouled Ransom with under 15 seconds left to set up a chance at history. Ransom stepped to the line with 25 points on the night, giving him 998 in his illustrious two year career. The sophomore lined up his first freebie and nailed it, putting him on the brink of the milestone and cool, calm, and collected drilled the second chance to give him his 1000th and wrap up the Saints 88-70 victory.

Seward shot 42% in the game and were a touch better at 43% from the three point in the victory. Ransom led Seward with 27 points while Peters added 21 and Hill-Bey pitched in 17.

The Saints win their 9th straight and move to 24-7 with the win. They advance to the tournament quarterfinals where they will matchup with Independence Tuesday at home in the Greenhouse at 7:00. Free tickets are still available courtesy of our buyout sponsor Windtree Management at their East Pancake location or at Pizza Hut, Billyís, Community Bank, or Sunflower Bank.