Seward County Community College freshman Reggie Chamberlain scored a season-high 29 points and made the game-winning lay-up in double-overtime with :03.3 left to play, giving the Saints a victory over Dodge City Community College on Wednesday night in the Green House. In a game that featured 26 lead changes and 12 ties, it was the Saints who came away with the victory in both teamsí conference opener. Chamberlain provided a standout performance by also sending the game into double-overtime with the final field goal in the first O.T. The Saints held Dodge City to 34 percent shooting while collecting their 13th victory of the season (13-2, 1-0). The Conqs fall to 8-6 overall and are now 0-1 in conference play.

The Saints lead by their largest margin midway through the first half (17-9), before Dodge City grabbed a 34-30 lead at halftime.

Dodge City, who was without leading scorer Anthony Harris (20.5 ppg., 8.2 rpg.), shot just 33 percent in the opening period. However, the Conqs out-rebounded the Saints 25-18 during the first half.

The lead belonged to DCCC during the opening six minutes of the second half, before Saintsí sophomore guard Nick Burns made a field goal to give the lead back to Seward, 42-41, with 14:13 left in regulation.

The Saints led 64-59 with just under two minutes, before DeMario Williams made two free throws and DCCC sophomore Ty Patterson connected on his seventh 3-pointer of the game to tie the score at 64, and to send the game into the first overtime.

Patterson was the story for Dodge City with a game-high 31 points (7-of-17 three-pointers) and a team-best eight rebounds.

With both starting post players fouled out of the game late in double O.T. (Darko Cohadarevic and Ervin Williams), Chamberlain paced the Saints scoring their final three points and dishing out the teamís only assist in the period.

Chamberlain finished with 29 points on 11-of-19 shooting, a season-high 5-of-7 three-pointers, and he collected four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Also scoring in double figures for SCCC were Cohadarevic (10 points, 11 rebounds), Williams (14 points, seven rebounds) and Burns (11 points, five rebounds, four assists).

The Conquistadors were also led by Mason Felter (11 points, seven rebounds), Jase Herl (nine points, seven rebounds) and Williams (eight points, seven rebounds).

Seward County will travel to Hutchinson Community College (9-4) for the Blue Dragonís conference opener on Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Hutchinson Sports Arena at 7:30 p.m.