The Seward County Community College menís basketball team closed out their regular season schedule with a convincing 105-71 victory over Colby Community College, on sophomore recognition night at the Green House. SCCC Sophomores Martrelle Patterson, Hank Harris, Michael Tyree and Theron Wilson played for the last time at the Green House in the Saints 34 point victory. Each of the Saints sophomores scored in double-figures and Seward County shot 56 percent from the field in the second-half. The Saints finish the regular season in seventh-place in the Jayhawk West Conference with a 16-13 overall record and a 7-9 record in the Jayhawk West. Ninth-place Colby finishes their season with a 5-25 overall record and a 1-15 record in conference play.

The Saints trailed Colby 19-20 after the opening nine minutes of the game. That is when Seward County went on a 10-0 run with field goals from Ervin Williams and Darko Cohadarevic and two three-point buckets from Harris to make the score 29-20 with 8:02 left to play in the first-half.

Seward County extended their lead to 13 points at halftime (42-29), and was led in first-half play by Theron Wilson (10 points and five rebounds).

It was not only sophomore recognition night, it also the Saints sophomore who led the way for Seward County. Wilson picked up his 21st career (18th of the season) double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Harris scored a career-high 16 points with six assists and four rebounds and sharp shooter Michael Tyree scored 10 points with five assists and four rebounds. Tyree is now just one 3-pointer away from tying Rashon Mickens (1996-97) for the Seward County all-time single-season 3-point record of 97.

Perhaps the finest outing of any Saints player went to sophomore Martrelle Patterson, who played his final game in his hometown of Liberal in front of his friends and family for the final time in his career. Patterson scored a team-high 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, 4-of-7 from behind the three-point arc and 3-of-4 shooting from the charity stripe. Pattersonís 19 points is his career-high in conference competition. It was also the first time Patterson has played in over 20 minutes during a game since the non-conference portion of the season.

Saints freshman Ervin Williams also scored in double-figures for the Saints recording 15 points and three rebounds.

Colby was led by John Ortiz (19 points and 12 rebounds), Irvan Meyers (16 points) and Camillo Londono (10 points and eight rebounds).

The Saints will now begin preparation for the NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament that begins on Wednesday, Mar. 7, as they travel to Jayhawk East No. 2 seed Independence Community College (20-10, 12-6). A tip-off time has not yet been announced. A win against the Pirates would place the Saints into the quarterfinals on Sunday, Mar. 11, at 3 p.m., playing the winner of Barton County vs. Fort Scott at Charles Koch Arena on campus at Wichita State University.