The Seward County Community College menís basketball team will host the Pizza Hut Classic, Dec. 7-8, at the Green House in Liberal. The Saints are coming off two victories last weekend at the Jayhawk Shootout which improves their overall record to 11-1 this season. SCCC currently owns the best overall mark in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. Seward County has held opponents to a Jayhawk West low 58.7 points per game. With just two games remaining until Jayhawk West play, first year head coach Bryan Zollinger will prepare the Saints for two match-ups this weekend starting on Friday night against Brown Mackie College (6-6) and then on Saturday against Lamar Community College (9-2). Tip-off for both contests is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Seward Countyís balanced offensive attack has been led this season by four players who all average double figures in scoring. Sophomore post Darko Cohadarevic is leading the pack averaging 14.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Reggie Chamberlain (13.9 ppg., 5.3 apg., 3.3 spg.) is currently ranked eighth in the country in total steals (40) and 20th in the nation in total assists (64).

The Saintsí sophomore duo of Ervin Williams and Nick Burns combined averaged 34.5 points per game last weekend as the pair led the Saints in wins against Highland C.C. (75-66) and Kansas City Kansas (65-42).

SCCC currently ranks in four NJCAA team statistical Top 25 categories including sixth in free throws made (204), seventh in scoring defense (58.7 ppg.), 10th in 3-point field goals made (94) and 15th in total points scored (970).

Brown Mackie is a program that is just two years removed from winning the NJCAA D-II National Championship. The Lions lone returning player, Earnest Noel, is leading the team in scoring (19.8 ppg.) and 3-point shooting (19-for-53). Brown Mackie has also been led by Bryson Flax (10.5 ppg., 5.3 rpg.) and Kenon Lamb (10.7 ppg.).

The Lions have lost three of their last four games, which includes their previous two games against No. 11 (D-II) Johnson County C.C. 85-96 and Bethany College J.V. (83-87).

Lamar will enter the Green House with three straight wins, with their last defeat coming against Coach Zollingerís former team, College of Eastern Utah, 64-76 on Nov. 23. Lamarís top performers this season have been David Kanyinda (12.6 ppg., .842 free throw %), P.J. Reyes (12.1 ppg., 4.2 rpg.) and Robert Tibbs (12.0 ppg., 5.4 rpg.). In addition, the Runniní Lopes are shooting an impressive 50 percent from the field, and they are currently ninth in the nation in team free throw shooting (74 percent).

PIZZA HUT CLASSIC SCHEDULE (MENíS BASKETBALL):
Friday, December 7
4:00 p.m. Lamar C.C. vs. Sterling College J.V.
8:00 p.m. Brown Mackie College vs. Seward County C.C.
Saturday, December 8
4:00 p.m. Sterling College J.V. vs. Brown Mackie College
8:00 p.m. Lamar C.C. vs. Seward County C.C.