The Seward County Community College women's basketball team defeated Fort Scott Community College 97-65, on Saturday afternoon at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan. The Lady Saints tied the Jayhawk Shootout all-time record for most points in a two-game shootout with 203 points scored (106 vs. Highland on Sat.). The No. 8 ranked Lady Saints shot 59 percent (41-of-70) from the field and caused 21 Lady Greyhound turnovers in their 39th consecutive non-conference victory. Second year head coach Toby Wynn has guided SCCC to a 10-0 start this season and to a perfect 24-0 non-conference record over the past two seasons.

The Seward County Lady Saints tied the all-time scoring record at the Shootout that was previously set by the 2000 SCCC women’s basketball team, who scored 203 points in two victories in Coffeyville. Seward County finished the 2000-01 season 33-1 overall, and with a perfect 16-0 record during the Jayhawk West Conference season.

Seward County jumped out to an early 8-2 lead with four points each from freshman Tegan Cunningham and sophomore Ilda Chambe in their first four possessions of the game. The Lady Saints offense unloaded in a mid first half run where they outscored Fort Scott 28-9. Jennifer Noel paced the Lady Saints during their run scoring 10 points.

After the first period, Seward County led 54-31 at halftime, while holding Fort Scott to 17 percent shooting from long range (1-for-7) and 35 percent shooting from the floor (10-for-29).

Seward County continued their strong defensive and offensive attacks in the second-half. The Lady Saints out-rebounded Fort Scott 52-35, while limiting FSC to very few second-chance opportunities. SCCC shot 60 percent (20-for-33) from the field, while receiving double-figure scoring from four different players.

Sophomore center Ilda Chambe had the top performance for the Lady Saints scoring a career-high 27 points (10-for-17 field goals) on 7-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line and grabbing 13 rebounds for her third double-double this season. Freshman point guard, Chontaye Walter, who had missed the three previous games due to a family illness, recorded a career-high 10 assists and posted seven points and three steals. Cunningham, the NJCAA National Player of the Week, scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots. Noel (14 points and six rebounds) and Taushelle Rushing (11 points and four steals) were also double-figure scorers for SCCC.

Next weekend, the Lady Saints will be back at home in the Green House hosting the Pizza Hut Classic in Liberal. The Lady Saints will open play on Friday, Dec. 8 against Northeastern Colorado Junior College at 6 p.m.