The Seward County Community College men's basketball team played a roller coaster contest against the Labette Community College Cardinals in their final game at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan. SCCC had a 14 point lead at halftime (38-24), but saw their lead evaporate early in the second half as Labette went on a 10-0 run to start the first half. Seward County battled back and went on an 18-0 run to secure the victory 73-61, at the Nellis Arena in Coffeyville. The Saints improve to 9-2 overall this season, while Labette falls to 6-4 overall.

The first half was all Saints with sophomore Theron Wilson scoring 15 points, and the Saints shooting 49 percent from the field. Seward County was also sparked by freshmen, Bryson Hampton (six points) and Ervin Williams (eight points) who came in off the bench to help the Saints to a 14 point first half lead.

As the second half started, the game became very interesting. Labette was on fire starting the period going on a 10-0 run, to cut the Saints lead to two points (38-36). After a Michael Tyree three-point bucket for the Saints, Wilson collected his fourth foul, which would keep him on the Saints bench for most of the second half. The Saints struggled at the start of the second period scoring only three points in the opening seven minutes.

The Cardinals then grabbed the lead 42-41, after a 6-0 run and the Saints countered to even the game 44-44. At that point in the game is where the Saints made their second half run.

Freshman post player Darko Cohadarevic became a key factor for the Saints scoring inside and outside with 11 points and Tyree posted five points during a Seward County 20-2 run. With Wilson on the bench the Saints looked to their bench who scored 21 points in the game.

Tyree was the Saints go-to-man on the outside shooting 5-for-8 from long range, as he recorded 19 points. Wilson, who played only nine minutes in the second half still managed to score 19 points with nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocked shots. Sophomore guard, Hank Harris, also gave the Saints a lift scoring three points with a game-high seven assists.

Seward County will be back in action next weekend hosting the Pizza Hut Classic at the Green House. The Saints first game of the Pizza Hut Classic will be on Friday, Dec. 8 against Brown Mackie College at 8:00 p.m.