The Seward County Community College menís basketball team lost a double overtime thriller at the Green House to Pratt Community College 109-107, as Prattís Richard McAfee made two free throws with 0:02.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime period. The Saints made the game a classic with Michael Tyree hitting four free throws to send the game into the first overtime and Ervin Williams making a tip-in to send the game into the second overtime with two seconds left in the first O.T. The loss guarantees the Saints seventh-place in the Jayhawk West Conference, posting a 15-13 overall record and a 6-9 record in Jayhawk West Conference. Pratt improves to 23-6 overall and to 10-5 in the Western Division.

The battle between the Saints and Beavers marked 19 lead changes and 25 ties with neither team posting more than a seven point lead throughout the entire game. Seward County shot 49 percent from the field (39-for-79) and Pratt hit 54 percent from the floor (43-for-80). Each team missed continuous opportunities at the free throw line with the Saints shooting 20-of-36 (56 percent) and Pratt shooting 15-for-29 (52 percent) from the foul stripe.

The game went back-and-forth throughout the entire 40 minutes of regulation. Seward County caught a big break late in the second-half when Pratt led 85-81, and the Beavers Bill Amis fouled Michael Tyree on a shot attempt in the paint with 20.2 seconds remaining. After the whistle was blown and the foul was issued, Amis spiked the basketball which followed with a technical foul. Tyree was clutch at the line hitting both foul shots and both technical foul shots to tie the score 85-85. Pratt had an opportunity to win the game but the shot in the lane hit off the back of the rim to send the game into overtime.

Saints freshman guard Nick Burns paced the Saints in the second-half scoring 18 points on his way to 23 points in the game. Michael Tyree was the exception for the Saints at the free throw line hitting 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, totaling 23 points and five assists for the game.

Seward County fought their way back into the game in the first overtime when Williams rebounded a missed three-point attempt by Burns with 0:02 left on the clock, and made a tip-in to tie the score once again, this time at 98-98 sending the game into double overtime.

A total of 11 players scored in double-figures on Wednesday night with Pratt being led by McAfee (24 points and six assists), Jairocey Simpson (20 points and seven rebounds) and Bryce Simon (16 points).

Other Saints in double-figure scoring were Williams (20 points and nine rebounds), Theron Wilson (17 points and 11 rebounds) and Hank Harris (13 points and seven assists).

The Saints will finish their regular season and will play their final home game at the Green House this Saturday, Mar. 3, hosting the Colby Trojans for an 8 p.m. conference tip-off on sophomore recognition night.