The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team defeated Rose State College 86-59, on Friday night in the opening night of the Wendy’s Classic at the Green House in Liberal. Seward County jumped out to a 14 point lead in the opening seven minutes of the game, and would never trail in their 27-point non-conference victory over the Lady Raiders. The Lady Saints improve their non-conference winning streak to 34 games with the victory on Friday night. SCCC continues their impressive non-conference schedule improving their overall season record to 5-0.

The Lady Saints jumped out to an 18-4 lead in the first-half, as sophomore center Ilda Chambe scored eight points during the early seven minute run. Seward County led at half-time 43-24, shooting 44 per cent from the floor (19-for-43) and holding Rose State College to 8-of-25 (.320) shooting from the field. Chambe posted impressive numbers in the first period with 16 points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes of action.

In the second-half, the scenario remained the same, it was all Lady Saints. Leading the way for Seward County in the second-half was sophomore guard, Alyson Snell. Snell scored 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field, 4-of-4 shooting from the free-throw line and dished out three assists in 19 minutes of action. Snell scored 11 points in second-half.

SCCC freshman point guard Chontaye Walter scored 15 points (13 in first-half) and led the Lady Saints with seven assists and also chipped in two blocked shots. This season, Walter is averaging 11 points, 4.4 steals and 3.0 assists per game.

Chambe led the Lady Saints to their fifth win this season with a game-high 21 points and 14 rebounds. Chambe also recorded two assists and two blocks against the Lady Raiders.

Seward County limited Rose State to very few second-chance opportunities by owning the glass and out-rebounding Rose State 56-to-43.

Rose State was led by Claire Harrison (16 points and three rebounds) and Felicia Simpson (13 points and six rebounds).

SCCC also welcomed freshman post player Jennifer Noel to the line-up. Noel spent the fall season playing on the Lady Saints volleyball team that placed runner-up at the NJCAA Region VI Tournament, last weekend in Hutchinson. Noel played in seven minutes scoring her first collegiate basket and totaling two rebounds, and one block before fouling out of the game with less than a minute to play in regulation.

Seward County will continue competition in the Wendy’s Classic on Saturday, Nov. 18 hosting Clarendon College at 6:00 p.m. at the Green House. Free tickets to Saturday’s games at the Wendy’s Classic are available at the Liberal Wendy’s location.