Feb 04 2007
The Seward County Community College menís basketball team dropped their third consecutive game to Dodge City Community College on Saturday night 68-61, while Dodge City sweeps the Saints in Jayhawk West Conference play this season. The Conquistadors ran past the Saints in the second-half, outscoring Seward County 41-34, after going into halftime with the score tied at 27. The win was only Dodge Cityís second victory at the Green House since 2001, with their last victory at the Green House in 2003-04 (81-60). Dodge City (18-4, 6-3 Jayhawk West) shot 58 percent from the field and committed only four turnovers in the second-half while remaining in third place in the Jayhawk West Conference. Fifth place Seward County falls to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in the Jayhawk West Conference.
The first-half of competition was a low scoring affair with neither team able to pull away. There were five ties and 10 lead changes with neither squad leading by more than four points. Dodge City shot 46 percent in the opening period, but committed 13 turnovers. Despite being out-rebounded in the first-half (20-17) and shooting only 35 percent (12-for-34), Seward County collected seven team steals in the first-half to keep the contest tied going into halftime.
The Conqs decided the game right after halftime going on a 19-5 run to start the second-half, while taking a 46-32 lead into the final 11:38 remaining of the game. Dodge City point guard Julius Perkins sparked the Conqs with 14 second-half points on his way to a game-high 20 points.
Seward County tried to get back in the game after a Michael Tyree three-point field goal cut the lead to five points (61-56) with 1:20 remaining, but Dodge City clinched the game making 5-of-6 free throws in the final minute of regulation.
The Saints were led by Ervin Williams, who scored a team-high 17 points with eight rebounds. Williams is averaging 15 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in his last four conference games.
Seward County sophomore Theron Wilson marked his fourth consecutive double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Wilson has now posted 17 double-doubles in his career at Seward County C.C. Wilson is now averaging 21.3 points per game this season, and remains the leading scorer in the Region VI. In addition, Wilson moves into 16th place all-time in Saints history for career scoring with 827 career points.
Other top scorers in Saturday nights game was Dodge Cityís Charlie Coley (15 points and nine rebounds), and Seward Countyís Michael Tyree (13 points) and Hank Harris (10 points).
Seward County will travel to Hutchinson Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, for an 8 p.m. Jayhawk West Conference tip-off at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.