The Seward County Community College menís basketball team improved to 2-0 overall this season with a 111-75 victory over Carl Albert State College on Friday night at the Green House, in non-conference Pepsi Classic competition. Last night, it was the Saintsí defense that made headlines holding Sterling College J.V. to a SCCC all-time opponents scoring low of 28 total points. Tonight, it was the Saintsí offense that couldnít be contained as they shot 56 percent from the field (41-for-73), 43 percent from 3-point range (12-for-28) and 74 percent from the free throw line (17-for-23). Seward County has now scored over 110 points in both games this season and has forced a total of 66 turnovers.

The Saints started the game with a 29-8 lead with just nine minutes off the clock. SCCC sophomore Darko Cohadarevic led the Saints to their early lead scoring 12 points in the opening 10 minutes of action.

Seward County entered halftime with a 57-38 advantage, and showcased a potent offense that posted 16 assists on 22 first-half field goals.

The Saints frontcourt dominated the game with 6-foot-9 Cohadarevic (24 points, nine rebounds), 6-foot-8 Bryson Hampton (12 points, career-high 11 rebounds) and 6-foot-8 Ervin Williams (16 points, five rebounds) combining for a 21-for-30 shooting effort from the field, with 52 points and 25 rebounds.

Seward County recorded its largest lead in the second-half (92-53) with just over six minutes left to play in the game. All 12 SCCC players entered the game, with six players scoring in double-figures.

SCCC guards Nick Burns (14 points, six assists) and Bruno Mendes (11 points) shot a combined 6-for-13 from long range, with eight assists and three steals. In addition, freshman guard Steve Hooks scored 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field.

In their second victory in as many days, the Saints out-rebounded the Vikings 43-27 and had only 11 turnovers as a team.

Seward County will wrap up play in the Pepsi Classic on Saturday, Nov. 3 hosting conference rival Garden City Community College, who is also 2-0 at the Pepsi Classic, for an 8 p.m. tip-off at the Green House.

PEPSI CLASSIC RESULTS:
Garden City earned their second victory at the Pepsi Classic with a 113-50 victory over Sterling College J.V. on Friday afternoon. The Broncbusters shot 60 percent from the floor and forced 33 Warrior turnovers. Garden City held a 57-30 advantage at halftime, but proceeded to outscore Sterling J.V. 56-20 in the second period. Garden City was led by six players who scored in double-figures including, Tim Brown (18 points, 12 rebounds), Corey Claitt (17 points, three steals), Tyrone Flemming (12 points, four rebounds, four steals), Damian Young (11 points, three 3-point FG), Derrick Tarvin (11 points) and Blake Baird (10 points, five rebounds).