With eight seconds on the clock and the score tied 56-56, Seward County Community College freshman point guard Reggie Chamberlain drove the length of the floor and made a hanging jump shot in the lane as time expired to give the Saints their fifth win in seven days. Seward County knocked off North Lake College, 58-56, on Saturday afternoon in dramatic fashion when Chamberlain hit the game winner in SCCC’s final game at the Pratt Thanksgiving Classic at the Beaver Dome in Pratt. It has been a busy slate for the Saints who last weekend posted two victories at the Pizza Hut Classic in Liberal, before traveling to Wichita on Tuesday to collect a non-conference win over Friends University J.V. (64-50), and then earned two victories against Neosho County (83-64) and North Lake at the Pratt Thanksgiving Classic. Seward County improves to 9-1 overall this season and North Lake falls to 3-5 overall.

The Saints started the contest slow shooting 21 percent from the field and trailed 25-28 at halftime. Despite starting slow on the offensive end, Seward was able to force 13 North Lake turnovers in the opening frame. North Lake also took advantage of their depth in the first half with their bench outscoring the Saints 14-3.

In the second half the game’s momentum changed quickly- and it changed in the favor of the Saints. Several times in the second period the Saints posted leads of six points and on one occasion led by an eight point margin. North Lake battled back and evened the score before Chamberlain provided the last second heroics for Seward County’s ninth non-conference win this season.

The Saints improved dramatically in the second half where they shot 50 percent from the field (13-for-26), made 5-of-9 three-point shots, and continued their high pressure defense forcing a total of 26 Blazer turnovers. North Lake, who has now lost six straight non-conference games to the Saints, led in the rebounding column 44-27, and outscored SCCC 28-10.

Chamberlain led Seward County with 18 points, including 4-of-6 from long range, with a team-high five assists and five steals. Sophomore Darko Cohadarevic recorded his 22nd career double figure scoring game (ninth of the season) with 15 points, while tallying four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

The Saints will use a much needed five days of rest before playing in the Jayhawk Shootout next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, in Coffeyville, Kan. at Nellis Hall West Gymnasium. The Saints will open play at the Shootout on Friday at 11 a.m. against Highland Community College and will finish competition in Coffeyville on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. against Kansas City Kansas Community College.