The Seward County Community College menís basketball team dropped their second consecutive game this weekend losing 86-82 to Frank Phillips College Saturday night at the Green House. The Saints finished the Pizza Hut Classic with a 0-2 record after losing Friday night against Brown Mackie College. Also for the second consecutive night the Saints held a lead going into halftime before coming out behind in the final score. The Saints complete their non-conference schedule with a 9-4 overall record. Frank Phillips improves to 8-6 overall, after defeating Newman University J.V. and the Saints in the two-day classic at the Green House in Liberal.

Seward County led by as many as eight points during the first half, where the Plainsmen and Saints shared two ties and 11 different lead changes. At the eight minute mark in the first-half, the Saints trailed by a point (22-23) with each team taking one-point leads for several possessions. The Saints then used the next six minutes to go on a 15-6 run, to lead 37-29, which was their largest lead of the game.

The first-half ended with the Saints leading Frank Phillips 38-33, although the Plainsmen shot 48 percent from the field (15-for-31), while the Saints struggled to find consistency shooting the ball with a 36 percent mark at halftime.

Frank Phillips got off to a hot start in the second period going on an 8-3 run to tie the score 41-41, with 16:01 left in the game. In the next four minutes the lead shifted back and forth with the Saints grabbing a 51-50 lead with 11:41 remaining to play. Frank Phillips grabbed the lead and carried their offensive momentum with them to finish out the game while holding the lead the rest of the game.

Plainsmen guard, Josh Jenkins, paced Frank Phillips down the stretch and finished with 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Seward County guard Michael Tyree picked-up his game in the second-half scoring 14-of-his-22 points and hitting three 3-pointers. Tyree gave the Saints a glimpse of hope with 4.8 seconds remaining, hitting a 26-foot three-point field goal to bring the Saints within two points, 84-82. After the in-bounds pass and a foul by the Saints, Jenkins, the NJCAA leader in assists per game (9.0 apg.) iced the game with two free-throws.

Tyree is now shooting 43 percent from three-point range, hitting 50-of-116 shots from behind the three-point arc. He leads the Region VI in three-point buckets this season.

Frank Phillips was also led by Jason Rogers (19 points), Lloyd Murray (15 points and eight rebounds) and Willie Fannon (11 points). Frank Phillips shot 51 percent from the field during the game, including a staggering 7-for-15 from three-point range.

Sophomore Theron Wilson, the Saints All-American candidate tried to carry the Saints on his back throughout the game, while scoring a game-high 30 points and also adding a game-high 11 rebounds. Wilson was sent to the free-throw line 26 times on Saturday night (15-for-26) and shot 7-of-15 from the field while collecting three assists, two blocks and two steals. Wilson is currently leading the Region VI in scoring (25.3 ppg.) and rebounding (12.5 rpg.). In addition, Wilson collected his ninth double-double this season, while picking up his 100th free-throw (105) and 100th defensive rebound (100).

Seward County closes their non-conference schedule with a 9-4 overall record. The Saints will enter their Jayhawk West Conference schedule on Jan. 3 at Dodge City Community College at 8 p.m. Dodge City is currently 12-1 overall this season, and is coming off a 2005-06 season where they tied for a share of the Jayhawk West crown with Cloud County Community College.