The Seward County Community College menís basketball team defeated Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, 77-71, on Friday afternoon on the first day at the Grand Prairie Classic in Hutchinson, Kan., at the Sports Arena. Seward County trailed the opening 29 minutes of the game, and started the contest down 0-9, before outscoring Northern Oklahoma-Enid 43-33 in the second-half. It was the first time this season that Seward County had trailed into the second period, and were down by as many as 10 points on two occasions. The Saintsí comeback on Friday improves their overall record to a perfect 4-0 this season. Northern Oklahoma-Enid, who defeated Dodge City C.C. last weekend, is now 3-1 overall this season.

Seward County jumped into an early hole, 0-9, after committing six turnovers in the gameís opening three minutes of play. After trailing 13-23 at the 10:33 mark in the first-half, the Saints went on a 10-3 run that included three-point baskets from Nick Burns and Darko Cohadarevic, a pair of free throws from Reggie Chamberlain and another field goal from Cohadarevic.

The Saints finished the half strong forcing three NOC-Enid turnovers and trailing by just four points, 34-38, at intermission. Seward County committed 14 first-half turnovers that led to 14 points for the Jets. The Saints were kept in the game during the first half by 11-of-14 shooting from the free throw line and a 5-of-8 effort from long range.

Seward County tied the game for the first time at the start of the second-half on a Nick Burns three-point field goal (41-41), with 17:19 left to play. Neither team was able to pull away as there were eight ties during the next 11 minutes of play. Seward County took the lead for good on a field goal by Chamberlain, to give the Saints a 69-67 lead, with 5:36 left in the game. The Saints held onto the lead and made 6-of-10 free throws down the stretch to secure the non-conference victory. In addition, the Saints took care of the ball in the second-half committing just five turnovers.

SCCC was led by Burns who scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range and was 3-of-4 from the free throw line. Also leading the Saints was Chamberlain, who collected 21 points on 4-of-10 from the field, and he led all players hitting 11-of-14 free throws. Chamberlain led all players with six assists and also posted five rebounds and four steals. Cohadarevic also chipped in double-figure scoring with 13 points and pulled down five rebounds. Sophomore forward Bryson Hampton led all players with 10 rebounds.

Northern Oklahoma was led offensively by starters Jeremy Lay (14 points), Andre Vaughn (14 points) and Ty Pace (14 points).

Seward County will finish play at the Grand Prairie Classic on Saturday afternoon taking on Seminole State College at 3:30 p.m. at the Sports Arena. Seminole will play their first game at the classic against host school Hutchinson Community College (1-2) on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.