Sophomore Nick Burns scored a season-high 22 points and led Seward County Community College to a 75-66 victory over Highland Community College on Friday morning at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan., in Nellis Hall. Seward County overcame an eight point deficit early in the first half to win their 10th non-conference game of the season. Burns scored 11 points in each half and collected six rebounds, five assists and three steals, while tallying his second 20 plus scoring game of the season. The Saints won their sixth straight game and improved to 10-1 overall this season. The Highland Scotties drop to 3-7 overall this season.

Seward trailed during the early portion of the first half with Highland taking its largest lead (3-11) four minutes into the game. Seward County went on a 21-12 run and grabbed the lead, 24-23, following a three-pointer from Burns.

The Saints had impressive offensive numbers in the first half shooting 56 percent (14-for-24) from the field, 55 percent (6-for-11) from three-point range and shooting 75 percent (9-for-12) from the charity stripe. The Saints did commit seven first half turnovers that led to 13 Highland points as Seward County posted a 43-37 lead at halftime.

Following intermission, the Scotties tried to keep the game close scoring six points in the first few minutes of the second half, cutting the Saintsí lead to four points at the 17:34 mark. That would be the closest Highland would come as the Saints went on a 20-6 run during the next 10 minutes of play for their largest lead (67-49). During the Saints run, Burns scored five points, Bryson Hampton added four points, Darko Cohadarevic scored three points, Donald Dixon made a three-point bucket, Ervin Williams tallied two free throws and Reggie Chamberlain made a three-pointer.

Williams also had a big game for the Saints scoring 19 points (9-for-12) with a game-high nine rebounds and two blocked shots. Burns paced Seward County shooting a blistering 8-for-10 from the floor 3-for-4 from long range and 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Cohadarevic scored 11 points and recorded eight rebounds in his 23rd double figure scoring game of his career (10th this season).

The Saints finished the game shooting a season-high 57 percent from the field (26-for-46) and forced 17 Highland turnovers.

Seward County will finish action at the Jayhawk Shootout on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. against Kansas City Kansas Community College at Nellis Hall.