The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team will welcome Trinidad State College and Clarendon College to the Green House for competition this weekend at the Wendy’s Classic in Liberal. The Saints will play host to Trinidad State on Friday night and Clarendon College on Saturday, with both games starting at 8 p.m. Seward is coming off a 1-1 performance last weekend at the Hutchinson Classic, where they picked up a win against Northern Oklahoma College- Enid (77-71) and were defeated by Seminole State College (60-70) in their only loss this season. SCCC first year head coach Bryan Zollinger’s squad is out-rebounding their opponents by an average of 10 boards per game, and the Saints are averaging just 14.8 turnovers per contest, compared to their opponents 24 turnovers per game.

SCCC freshman point guard Reggie Chamberlain has led the Saints with 26 assists (10 turnovers) and is averaging 16 points per game this season. Saints sophomore post Darko Cohadarevic is leading the team averaging 18.2 points per game and is second on the team tallying 7.2 rebounds per game.

Seward County is shooting 48 percent as a team from the field and they are posting a 69 percent average from the free throw line. The Saints are currently eighth in the nation in team defense allowing opponents just 61.4 points per game.

Trinidad State makes their third consecutive appearance at the Wendy’s Classic and will be looking for their first victory against the Saints. In 2005-2006, the Saints collected a 20-point victory over the Trojans (94-74), and last season Seward County defeated Trinidad State 99-55.

Trinidad opened their season with an impressive 74-68 road victory against back-to-back Jayhawk West Conference champion Dodge City. The Trojans started the season 3-0 and were then tripped up against Cowley College (60-67) and New Mexico J.C. (86-90) last weekend.

They enter the Green House coming off a 103-86 victory on Monday evening against New Mexico Military Institute. TSJC is led by sophomore guard Kevin Daugherty, who is one of the top returning players in the Region IX after averaging 10 points and five assists per game as a freshman.

Clarendon College will play in their fourth straight Wendy’s Classic, after posting a 1-2 record against the Saints since 2004. The Bulldogs knocked off the Saints 109-107 in 2004, and Seward County recorded an 89-78 victory in 2005 and a 114-83 win last season.