The Seward County Community College menís basketball team won their first road game in the Jayhawk West Conference this season with a 91-74 victory, on Wednesday night at the Colby Community Building in Colby, Kan. The Saints controlled the game by going on a 17-2 run in the first-half, and leading by 23 points on three different occasions in the second period. Seward County had a big lift from freshman post Ervin Williams, who scored a career-high 20 points with nine rebounds and two blocked shots in the Saints first road win since a 111-75 win at Newman University J.V. (11/22/06). Seward County improves to 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Colby falls to 5-17 overall and 1-7 in the Jayhawk West.

The Saints led at halftime 48-35, after Seward County shot 51 percent (19-for-37) and Colby marked a 48 percent (15-for-31) shooting effort from the field. In the first-half, Williams scored 15 first-half points and fellow Saints big-man Bryson Hampton posted 10 points.

Wednesday nightís game also featured Colbyís Jorge Canedo (11.6 rebounds per game) and Seward Countyís Theron Wilson (11.4 rpg.), who are the top two rebounders in the NJCAA Region VI. Both players were impressive with Canedo out-rebounding Wilson (13-to-10), but Wilson and the Saints picked up the conference victory.

Wilson showcased his impressive athletic ability with five slam dunks, and posting his 42nd career double-figure scoring game, and his 16th career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Wilson is currently leading the Region VI in scoring (21.6 ppg.) and is second (behind Canedo) in rebounding (11.3 rpg.).

Canedo led Colby with 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. The Trojans also had strong outings from Camilo Londono (16 points and three assists and two steals) and Mike Mosley (16 points, three rebounds and two steals).

Seward County also continued to shoot well at the free-throw line hitting 13-of-14 (93 percent) from the charity stripe. Over the last two games the Saints have missed only five free-throws, and are shooting a combined 48-for-53 (91 percent) from the line.

Hampton finished with 14 points and four rebounds and sophomore three-point specialist Michael Tyree equaled his season average with 18 points. Tyree nailed two more three-point field goals on Wednesday night, giving him 73 3-pointers this season. Tyree is now tied for fifth-place all-time in Saints history for single-season three-point baskets. Tyree is tied with James Sutton (1992-1993) for fifth place, and trails former Saints All-Region VI selection, Jason Robinson (1999-2000), by nine three-pointers for fourth-place all-time.

The Saints will host Dodge City Community College on homecoming night at SCCC on Sat. Feb. 3. Seward County and Dodge City are scheduled for an 8 p.m. conference tip-off at the Green House.