The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team dominated Butler Community College in an 83-50 victory on Thursday night at the Power Plant in El Dorado, Kan. The Saints shot 53 percent for the game, and sophomore Darko Cohadarevic tied a career-high 27 points in their most lopsided conference victory this season. Seward County snapped a two-game losing skid as five SCCC players scored in double figures. The Saints improve to 14-4 overall and to 2-2 in conference play. The Grizzlies drop to 7-11 overall and to 2-3 in Jayhawk West Conference competition.

The Saints defense controlled the contest holding Butler to single digits in scoring until the 6:55 mark in the first half (23-9). Seward jumped out to the early lead with 11 points coming from Cohadarevic, including three shots from long range.

The Saints increased their lead to 21 points as freshman point guard Reggie Chamberlain made three treys and scored an old-fashioned three-point play to give Seward County a 37-16 point lead with 2:37 until halftime.

With suffocating defense in the first half, the Saints forced 12 Butler turnovers while the Saints connected on 6-of-13 from 3-point range. Seward County led at halftime 39-22.

The Saints went on a 17-2 run during a six minute stretch to give them a 69-40 lead with 5:22 remaining in the game. In the scoring run six Saints’ players recorded a field goal.

Seward’s largest lead came in the final minute of the game when Bryson Hampton chipped in a lay-up and Donald Dixon made two free throws to give the Saints a 33-point margin when the final buzzer sounded.

Cohadarevic finished with his seventh career double-double scoring 27 points with 12 rebounds. Joining Cohadarevic in double-figure scoring was Chamberlain (15 points, eight assists, six rebounds, two steals), Nick Burns (15 points, three rebounds), Hampton (10 points, four rebounds) and Williams (10 points).

The Saints also dominated the boards outrebounding Butler 40-29. Seward County shot an impressive 60 percent from the field in the second half (18-of-30), and they were 12-of-13 from the free throw line for the game.

Butler was led by Kevin Sechrist (11 points), Maurice Colter (eight points) and Logan Stutz (seven points, seven rebounds). In addition, the Grizzlies made an addition to their roster this week adding 6-foot-4 sophomore Markus White to their active list. White recently completed his sophomore season on the national champion Butler C.C. football team, where he was named a First Team All-American and the NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year. White will continue his football career next season at Florida State University. In 14 minutes of action against the Saints, White scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting, with three rebounds and one blocked shot.

The Saints will continue Jayhawk West play on the road this Sunday, Jan. 20, against Cloud County Community College (11-7, 3-1) with a 3 p.m. tip off at Arley Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia, Kan.