The Seward County Community College women's basketball team posted their sixth straight victory to open the 2006-2007 season on Saturday night against Clarendon College. SCCC knocked off the Lady Bulldogs 76-58, after leading by only two points at half-time. Seward County forced 32 turnovers, and received scoring from seven players to win their 35th consecutive non-conference game. Seward County defeated Clarendon in day-two of the Wendy's Classic at the Green House in Liberal. Seward improves their overall season record to 6-0.

Clarendon played their best basketball in the first half shooting 54 per cent from the field (15-for-28) and was hot behind the three-point arc shooting 7-of-11 from downtown (.636). The Lady Saints trailed in the opening three minutes (2-6), but gained the lead at the 17:03 mark and had control going into halftime, 40-38.

The Seward County defense stayed consistent throughout the evening, forcing 16 turnovers in each 20 minute period. Clarendon couldn’t keep the hot hand shooting in the second frame, dropping their field goal percentage to 37 per cent (7-for-19), while Seward County took care of the basketball committing only 11 turnovers, and out-rebounded Clarendon 51-to-35.

The Lady Saints were paced by several players who had strong outings on Saturday night. Freshman, Tegan Cunningham, led the Lady Saints in scoring (18 points) and completed her third double-double this season by posting 11 rebounds. Cunningham included impressive numbers by recording four steals and four assists. Ilda Chambe led the Lady Saints in rebounding for the fourth time this season by grabbing 14 total rebounds. Chambe also tallied six points, three steals, two blocks and two assists.

Seward County’s top defensive player this season has arguably been sophomore Taushelle Rushing. Saturday night was another fine performance for Rushing, as she collected a game-high seven steals with five rebounds, three assists and scored 12 points. Rushing’s back-court partner, Chontaye Walter, chipped in a career-high eight assists with three steals and four rebounds. Walter posted her previous career-high seven assists in the Lady Saints victory against Rose State College on Friday night at the Green House.

Other Lady Saints who helped guide Seward County to their sixth straight victory were Chelsea Blackshear (12 points, four three-point field goals and four assists), Alyson Snell (10 points, two three-point field goals, three steals and two assists) and Audra Binford (12 points with two three-point buckets).

Clarendon was led offensively by Ilona Muszak (17 points with five three-point buckets). The Lady Bulldogs top defensive player was center, Kaylan Talley, who pitched in nine points with 12 rebounds.

The Lady Saints will take their perfect season and 35-game non-conference winning streak on the road on Nov. 24-25, at the Garden City Community College Classic. Seward County will play on Friday against Williston State College (2:00 p.m.) and on Saturday against McCook Community College (2:00 p.m.) All Lady Saints games at the GCCC Classic will by played at the Perryman Center on campus at GCCC.